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WEC, Le Mans Entry Lists Finalized, Set for Thursday Release

Entry lists for FIA WEC, ELMS and 24H Le Mans to be released on Thursday…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

The entry lists for the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans are set to be released on Thursday as part of the ACO’s traditional press conference in Paris.

Entry requests for the twice-around-the-clock French endurance classic closed on Jan. 30, with the Selection Committee having decided last week the list of 56 entries and ten reserves that will take part in the race.

The ACO confirmed the list will see a 50/50 split between prototypes and GT entries, with 28 cars having been selected for LMP1 and LMP2 combined, plus the previously confirmed Nissan ZEOD RC, which will compete in Garage 56.

No word has been given on the number of entry requests for the race.

All full-season FIA WEC entries, meanwhile, will be given automatic entries to Le Mans. More than 30 cars are expected to contest the third season of the globe-trotting championship, which kicks off at Silverstone in April.

The ELMS, meanwhile, could see its full-season entry top that of the FIA WEC, following a late splurge of teams flocking to series, which expands to a four-hour race format this year.

The ACO’s press conference from George V-Eurosites gets underway Thursday at 3 p.m. local time (9 a.m. ET), with live streaming coverage available at http://www.24h-lemans.com.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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