The 2019 Road to Le Mans races, which act as a curtain-raiser to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the third round of the Michelin Le Mans Cup, will feature 50 cars.
The full entry list has been released by the ACO, and it features a strong GT3 entry of 17 cars and an LMP3 class that’s a whopping 33 cars strong.
This includes 34 cars from the ELMS-supporting Michelin Le Mans Cup, 12 cars from the European Le Mans Series itself, as well as participants from the Asian Le Mans Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship.
In GT3, six manufacturers are represented: Mercedes, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche, and for the first time in Le Mans Cup competition, Bentley.
LMP3 meanwhile, has a list that consists of just Ligier and Norma chassis this year, neither Ginetta or Adess have cars present this time.
The list features many interesting names. Among them, Freddie Hunt, son of 1976 Formula One world champion James Hunt will race with RLR Msport, former Garage 56 entrant Frédéric Sausset will be present with a Ligier for his team and Jan Lammers, who celebrated his 24th Le Mans 24 Hours last year will race the sole Team Africa Bentley.
Outside of the 50 selected, there are also four reserve cars, a Norma from GRAFF, Audi from Sainteloc, a Ferrari from Stile F Squadra Corse and an Optimum Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage with Prodrive director John Gaw listed as a driver.
Road to Le Mans takes the form of two 55-minute races on the Thursday and Saturday immediately before the 24 Hours of Le Mans.