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Provisional Driver List For 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours Issued

62 Cars, 185 Drivers names so far

The ACO has issued the provisional entry list for the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours listing 185 drivers against the record 62 car entry.

The only gap is at Inter Europol Competition with Léo Roussel injured at the weekend at Monza, the team have not yet nominated a replacement.

DSC does though expect a small number of changes to the published list before track action begins.


The ACO has also issued a list of drivers accepted for the Test Day on 2 June, and, as usual, there are some interesting titbits to see there.


Toyota has opted to nominate five drivers apiece across their two cars for the Test Day with Seb Buemi and Mike Conway nominated for both cars together with new signing for the 2019/20 FIA WEC Brendon Hartley, who will turn his first laps in public in the TS050 at the test before joining the team at Silverstone in August for his first race outing.

Algarve Pro and Panis Barthez add a fourth driver apiece for the Test Day – Timothe Buret in the #23 Ligier, James French in the #25 ORECA.  Patrice Lafargue similarly joins the #28 IDEC Sport line-up for the test only with Alexandre Cougnaud at Graff for the test, his regular race seat handed over to Vincent Capillaire for the race proper.

In GTE Pro both BMWs name five drivers apiece, just Nick Catsburg and Augusto Farfus named only against one car.

Ross Gunn meanwhile is named as an additional driver against both factory Aston Martins.

Ford meanwhile do not have either Jonathan Bomarito or Sebastian Bourdais listed for the Test in the #67 (UK) or #68 (USA) Ford GTs respectively

GTE Am sees newly minted BMW factory man Nick Yellowly named as a fourth driver for the Championship-leading #56 Project 1 Porsche team.

One final snippet is that the Reserve list is now down to just three cars with the #33 Eurasia and #27 IDEC Sport Ligiers and the #79 TF Sport/ Red River Sports Aston Martin the only cars now listed.

That means that the #24 Panis Barthez Ligier and #58 Project 1 Porsche have been withdrawn from the list.