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ACO Delays Le Mans Entry List Reveal

24H Le Mans entry list to come out later this week after Monday reveal postponed…

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The publication of the 24 Hours of Le Mans entry list has been delayed slightly for “administrative reasons” according to the ACO.

The organizer of the race initially targeted a Monday unveiling of the entries that will take part in the 90th edition of the French endurance classic on June 11-12.

However, that has been pushed back to a later day this week, with no specific time set.

A post on the official 24 Hours of Le Mans Twitter read: “We promised to reveal the entry list today. Unfortunately you’re going to have to bear with us a little longer because for administrative reasons, we’ll now be revealing the much awaited list later this week.”

Some hints regarding the entry list were given last week, with Peugeot indicating that it will wait to debut its LMH car until after Le Mans and Team WRT announcing a third Oreca 07 Gibson featuring GT3 star drivers Dries Vanthoor and Mirko Bortolotti.

However, it is currently unclear what will happen to planned entries that are associated with Russia, in light of the country’s ongoing military action in Ukraine.

Of note, G-Drive Racing has at least one planned entry courtesy of its participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship with an Oreca run by Portuguese outfit Algarve Pro Racing under the neutral ‘RAF’ banner.

Its backer G-Drive is a fuel brand owned by Gazprom Neft, a subsidiary of the Russian state-owned energy company Gazprom.

Several countries that are in opposition to Russia’s military engagement have imposed sanctions on key organizations and individuals.

Sportscar365 has contacted representatives from G-Drive Racing and the ACO to update on the developing situation, but neither has issued a public comment.

G-Drive Racing was in Florida for most of February after contesting the Rolex 24 at Daytona last month. It recently completed a pre-season test at Homestead-Miami, where the team’s new WEC signing Daniil Kvyat turned laps in the LMP2 car.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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