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Le Maine Libre Interview With Pierre Fillon

62 car entry for 2020 Le Mans, work to start on new pits next summer, Hypercar negativity dismissed

An interview with ACO President Pierre Fillon by our friends at Le Maine Libre last week revealed a number of interesting snippets about the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours and beyond.

The 2020 grid will again be capped at 62 cars, the pair of temporary garages, occupied by United Autosports in 2019 is set to return. The full entry will be announced at the end of February (it seems the splitting of the announcement in 2019 will not be repeated).

The start of work to revamp the pits/ grandstand complex will begin immediately following the 2020 Le Mans Classic in the summer.

Fillon also took the opportunity to address some negativity towards the 2020 ‘Hypercars’ and said that Toyota and Aston Martin cars would be competing on track as soon as the beginning of the 2020 season “despite some rumours from god knows where that would indicate something else”.

The name of the new hypercar class will be revealed early December during the next FIA World Motorsport Council, this a change from the earlier plan to offer alternative names up fr a public vote.