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Porsche, Aston Martin and Ford among 14 invited to enter Le Mans

23 January 2017

Porsche, Aston Martin and Ford are among 14 teams that have been invited to enter the 85th 24 hours of Le Mans ahead of the full list of entries to be announced in February.

The list of invited teams includes all of the 2016 Le Mans class winners; Porsche Team (LMP1), Signatech Alpine (LMP2), Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA (LM GTE Pro) and Scuderia Corsa (LM GTE Am).

In order to accept the invitation, teams must enter the car invited car into one of the following three series; the European Le Mans Series, Asian Le Mans Series or IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The full list of entries for the 2017 edition of the Le Mans 24 hours will be announced online on Thursday 2nd February.

The full list of the 14 teams to be invited by the ACO together with the reason why can be found below:

LMP1

Porsche Team – Victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the LMP1 category.

LMP2

Signatech Alpine –  Victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the LMP2 category.

G Drive Racing – Victory in the European Le Mans Series in the LMP2 category.

United Autosports – Victory in the European Le Mans Series in the LMP3 category.

Keating Motorsports – Designated by IMSA for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Algarve Pro Racing – Victory in the Asian Le Mans Series in the LMP2 category.

Tockwith Motorsports* – Victory in the Asian Le Mans Series in the LM P3 category.

LM GTE Pro 

Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA – Victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the LM GTE Pro category.

Aston Martin Racing** – Victory in the European Le Mans Series in the LM GTE category.

JMW Motorsport** – 2nd in the European Le Mans Series in the LM GTE category.

DH Racing** – Victory in the Asian Le Mans Series in the GT category.

LM GTE Am

Scuderia Corsa – Victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the LM GTE category.

TF Sport – Victory in the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup.

Scuderia Corsa – Designated by IMSA for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

*Invitation in LM P2 or LM GTE Am.

**Invitation in LM GTE Pro or Am.

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