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First 13 Invitations For 2014 Le Mans Entry Confirmed

The ACO have confirmed a list of 13 cars/ teams that have earned, or in the case of the ALMS have been nominated, to take part in qualifying for the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours.

The invitations take into account the results of the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, the American Le Mans Series, the European Le Mans Series and the Asian Le Mans Series.

In LMP1

Audi Sport Team Joest earn a place courtesy of their overall victory in the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours.

In LMP2

OAK Racing claim two entries with victory in the LM P2 category in both the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Asian Le Mans Series in 2013

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing are nominated by the American Le Mans Series.

Signatech Alpine are awarded an entry through their victory in the European Le Mans Series.

Oreca’s in-house arrive and drive Team Endurance Challenge are awarded a place in LMP2 via their LMPC class win in the European Le Mans Series.

GTE Pro

Porsche AG Team Manthey are invited with their victory in the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Risi Competizione are the second team nominated by the American Le Mans Series.

GTE Am

IMSA Performance MATMUT win a place with their victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the LM GTE Am category.

AF Corse take their only invitation of the year with victory in the Asian Le Mans Series in the GTC category.
Craft Racing AMR finished second in the Asian Le Mans Series in the GTC category.

GTE Pro or Am

RAM Racing’s victory in the European Le Mans Series in the LM GTE category wins them an invitation in LM GTE Pro or Am, entrant’s choice.

Proton Competition are awarded a similar choice with their second place finish in the European Le Mans Series in the LM GTE category. Invitation in LM GTE Pro or Am, entrant’s choice.

Each invitation will only be granted if the car in question is entered in 2014 in one of the following Series: Asian Le Mans Series, European Le Mans Series and Tudor United SportsCar Championship.

The factory teams from the American Le Mans Series are considered separately to the Series nominations which are designed to incentivise the privately owned competitors

Entries for the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series have been open since 19th December 2013. The closing date for entries is 30th January 2014.

Full season entrants accepted for the FIA World Endurance Championship are awarded an automatic entry for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The full list of entries for the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurance Championship will be announced on Thursday 13th February 2014.