Curtain raiser on the first list of cars and drivers entered for the "centenary edition" - Peter Auto

Curtain raiser on the first list of cars and drivers entered for the “centenary edition”

The first list of cars and drivers entered for the 11th edition of Le Mans Classic is online here! It refers to the list of grids 1 to 6. This edition, which will take place from June 29th to July 2nd, will be exceptional because it will celebrate the centenary of the greatest endurance race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The drivers : an intensified enthusiasm

Edition after edition, Le Mans Classic seduces with its prestige and the quality of its show! It is now the unmissable event for drivers wishing to bring an incredible rolling museum back to life over four days! The “centenary” edition represents all the more “the edition not to be missed” for the majority of competitors. The figures speak for themselves: more than 600 entries have been received and 275 cars have already been selected.

The presence of big names is also announced

  • Emanuele Pirro (Italian), has distinguished himself in Touring and Endurance events as he has won Le Mans event 5 times and has accumulated 13 participations. Emanuele is also a faithful driver of the Series by Peter Auto
  • Jenson Button (English), Formula One World Champion in 2009, has raced 17 seasons in F1 from 2000 to 2016. He also competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018.
  • Jan Magnussen (Danish) has 22 Le Mans appearances and 25 Formula 1 Grand prix appearances to his credit.
  • Darren Turner (English) won the 24 Hours in the GT1 category in 2007 and 2008. He has made 17 appearances at Le Mans.  
  • Brian Redman (English) has taken part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 12 times. He has built up a remarkable record in the sport-prototype category by winning several events such as the 24 Hours of Daytona (3 victories) and the 12 Hours of Sebring (2 victories).
  • Vanina Ickx (Belgian) is the daughter of Jacky Ickx also known as “Monsieur Le Mans”. Vanina knows the 24 Hours circuit well as she has competed in it 7 times. She has also participated in the Dakar, raced in the FIA GT, Le Mans Series and Pikes Peak

The eligibles cars in grids 1 to 6

In order to offer the public and the competitors homogeneous grids in terms of performance and historical relevance, the models selected are those which took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1923 and 1981. Priority is given to cars that have themselves run the event.

Two upcoming selection committees

In order to complete this provisional list, two further selection committees will be held at the end of January and February. Following their holding, 750 cars will participate in this new edition!  Grids 1 to 6 will bring together a total of 450 cars. This figure will be completed by the cars of the support races (300): Endurance Racing Legends, Group C Racing, Porsche Classic Race Le Mans and The Benjafield’s Le Mans Centenary Race, the list of which should also be announced very soon! 


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