24 Hours of Le Mans – Ahead of the Entry List reveal, a look at who’s invited so far
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24 Hours of Le Mans – Ahead of the Entry List reveal, a look at who’s invited so far

The Entry List for the 89th 24 Hours of Le Mans (21-20 August 2021) will be published late afternoon on Tuesday 9 March, but in the meantime here’s a reminder of who’s already earned an invitation to compete in the race.

On the basis of their results at the last 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 2020 European Le Mans Series, the 2020 Michelin Le Mans Cup, the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship or the 2021 Asian Le Mans Series, some teams have already booked their slot on the 2021 starting grid.

TEAMS INVITED AFTER THE 2020 24 HOURS OF LE MANS

  • United Autosport (**), LMP2 winners (invited to compete in LMP2)
  • TF Sport: LMGTE Am class winner (invited to compete in LMGTE Am)

TEAMS INVITED AFTER THE 2020 EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES

  • United Autosports (**), LMP2 champions (invited to compete in LMP2)
  • United Autosports (**), LMP2 vice-champions (invited to compete in LMP2)
  • Proton Competition: LMGTE champions (invited to compete in LMGTE*)
  • Kessel Racing, LMGTE vice-champions (invited to compete in LMGTE*)
  • United Autosports (**), LMP3 champions (invited to compete in LMP2)

TEAM INVITED AFTER THE 2020 MICHELIN LE MANS CUP

  • Iron Lynx, GT3 champions (invited to compete in LMGTE Am)

TEAMS INVITED AFTER THE 2021 ASIAN LE MANS SERIES

  • G-Drive Racing, LMP2 champions (invited to compete in LMP2)
  • United Autosports, LMP3 champions (invited to compete in LMP2)
  • Precote Herbeth Motorsport, LM GT3 champions (invited to compete in LMGTE*)
  • GPX Racing, LM GT3 vice-champions GT3 (invited to compete in LMGTE*)
  • Rinaldi Racing, third in LM GT3 (invited to compete in LMGTE*)
  • Inception Racing, fourth in LM GT3 (invited to compete in LMGTE*)

DRIVERS INVITED AFTER THE IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Patrick Kelly, winner of the Jim Trueman Award (invited to compete in LMP2)
  • Ryan Hardwick, winner of the Bob Akin Award (invited to compete in LMGTE Am).

Watch this video trailer for the Entry List for the 89th 24 Hours of Le Mans:

* The team can choose between LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am.
** In accordance with Appendix 9 of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Supplementary Regulations concerning these invitations, a competitor may not benefit from more than two invitations across all categories.