The highly popular Road to Le Mans support races to the Le Mans 24 Hours will see a 34 car entry for the 2020 doubleheader.
That’s a significant downturn on the 49 car entry in 2019 as grids continue to take a hit in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic.
The confirmed entry features eight cars marked as full season Michelin Le Mans Cup entries (the Road to Le Mans races are points-scoring rounds of the otherwise ELMS-supporting Series) and 15 x LMP3 cars from Le Mans Cup.
The LMP3 entry sees several regular ELMS squads added with DKR Engineering adding the teams second Duqueine D08, numbered #1, for regular ELMS driver Wolfgang Triller and a guesting Ugo de Wilde.
The DKR addition makes it a total of eight Duqueines on the entry.
The remainder of the entry, and the additional guesting additions to the Le Mans Cup cars, all field examples of the Ligier JS P320. the nine regular Series cars joined by ELMS regulars Realteam Racing (#8 Esteban Garcia and David Droux), Eurointernational (#14 Niko Kari joined by long-time Ultimate Team driver Francois Heriau, RLR MSport (#15 for ELMS pairing James Dayson and Malthe Jakobsen, and United Autosports (#22 for Jim McGuire and Duncan Tappy).
In addition, there are three other guesting cars, the #12 for team Virage who joined the Le Mans Cup at Le Castellet last time out, Le Mans though sees a different pairing with James Winslow joining Tom Cloet.
United Autosports add a fourth Ligier to their two regular Series cars plus the #33 with the #25 for Shaun Lynn and Joe Macari.
Finally, in LMP3 IDEC Sport, another car that guested at Le Castellet, add the #75 for Patrice Lafargue and Stephane Adler.
In GT3 Delahaye Racing Team add a second Porsche to the entry with the #28 911 GT3 R of Bronze pairing Pierre-Etienne Bordet and Alexandre Viron.
And there are two regular contenders in SRO’s GT World Challenge Europe racing too: The #63 FFF Racing Team by ACM Lamborghini for Andrea Caldarelli and Hiroshi Hamaguchi, and the #93 Sky Tempesta Ferrari for Christopher Froggatt and Jonathan Hui.
The Road to Le Mans will get underway on Thursday 17 September with two Free Practice sessions. Qualifying and the first 55-minute race will take place on Friday 18th, with race two on Saturday 19 September at 11.15 am, just over three hours before the 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is due to start.