The 2021 Michelin Le Mans Cup will feature 31 cars across the series seven races with 24 LMP3 entries, 6 GT3 entries and the electric-hydrogen prototype of H24 Racing
The season will see a return to five 2-hour and two 55-minute events, including the highlight of the year, the Road to Le Mans in August.
The LMP3 grid will feature 6 Duqueine M30-D08, 17 Ligier JS P320 and 1 Adess-EVO with six teams new to the Championship in 2021: WTM Powered by Phoenix, Team Thor, Racing Spirit of Le Mans, Frikadelli Racing Team, R-Breizh Competition, and Black Falcon.
The entry includes the first-ever entry by an Icelandic team with Team Thor joining the LMP3 grid and Audunn Gudmundsson the first Icelandic driver to compete in the MLMC.
R-Breizh Competition will run an Adess-EVO, the first appearance of this chassis manufacturer in competition anywhere.
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest: “The grid for this new season of the Michelin Le Mans Cup is impressive. With more than 30 cars, it shows how attractive this championship is. This first step into the world of Endurance Racing will also allow the H24 Racing car, the electric-hydrogen prototype, to start competing.”
Frédéric Lequien, CEO of Le Mans Endurance Management: “The Michelin Le Mans Cup continues to grow and attract high class drivers and teams who want to take that first step into the world of endurance racing. The fact that the grid has exceeded 30 entries underlines our commitment to providing a challenging environment in which these drivers and teams can compete.
“I would like to welcome the new teams and drivers to the Michelin Le Mans Cup and thank the many competitors who have joined us for another exciting season of racing. We are eagerly looking forward to the first race of the 2021 season in Barcelona next month.”