The not entirely surprising news from the further revised, and hopefully now final list of participants in the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours is the withdrawal of the LMP 1 Lotus T129, the team’s stealth like and troubled preparations failing to get the car to the point where it is usable in time.
Replacing them on the list is the return of the #22 Millennium Racing ORECA Nissan, the team having had a troubled start to their year and still pushing hard to finalise the budgets required to continue. DSC was aware some weeks ago that the team had made a request to be relegated to the reserve list at the time the initial entries were withdrawn. The car is listed with Fabien Giroix, John Martin and Oliver Turvey – Here’s hoping they make it because if they do that is a high quality effort.
A further surprise is the absence of Enzo Potolicchio from ‘his’ 8Star Ferrari in GTE Am – Enzo was not immediately available for comment but the issue is believed to be directly linked to a lack of finance emerging from Venezuela – Frankie Montecalvo is now listed in the #90 Ferrari.
Greaves Motorsport lists young Alessandro Latif, James Winslow and Rudolf Nunemann in their second Zytek Nissan, more on that effort later on DSC.
Full Le Mans entry – here