The ACO releases the 2009 Le Mans 24 entry list

At a press conference in Paris this morning the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has announced the 55 entries for this years Le Mans 24 Hours.

LM P1
1 – Audi Sport Team Joest – Audi R15 TDI
2 – Audi Sport Team Joest – Audi R15 TDI
3 – Audi Sport Team North America – Audi R15 TDI
4 – Creation Autosportif – Creation CA07 Judd
6 – Team LNT – Ginetta-Zytek 09S
7 – Team Peugeot Total – Peugeot 908 HDI FAP
8 – Team Peugeot Total – Peugeot 908 HDI FAP
9 – Peugeot Sport Total – Peugeot 908 HDI FAP
10 – Team Oreca Matmut-AIM – Courage-Oreca LC70 AIM
11 – Team Oreca Matmut-AIM – Courage-Oreca LC70 AIM
12 – Signature Plus – Courage-Oreca LC70 Judd
13 – Speedy Racing Team Sebah – Lola B08/60 Aston Martin
14 – Kolles – Audi R10 TDI
15 – Kolles – Audi R10 TDI
16 – Pescarolo Sport – Pescarolo Judd
17 – Pescarolo Sport – Peugeot 908 HDI FAP
20 – Epsilon-Euskadi – Epsilon Euskadi ee2 Judd
23 – Strakka Racing – Ginetta-Zytek 09S
007 – Aston Martin Racing – Lola Aston Martin
008 – AMR Eastern Europe – Lola Aston Martin
009 – Aston Martin Racing – Lola Aston Martin

LM P2
5 – NAVI Team Goh – Porsche RS Spyder
24 – OAK Racing – Pescarolo Mazda
25 – RML – Lola B08/80 – Mazda
26 – Bruichladdich-Bruneau – Radical SR9 AER
30 – Racing Box – Lola B08/80 Judd
31 – Team Essex – Porsche RS Spyder
33 – Speedy Racing Team Sebah – Lola B08/80 Judd
35 – OAK Racing – Pescarolo Mazda
40 – Quifel-ASM Team – Ginetta-Zytek 09S
41 – G.A.C. Racing Team – Zytek 07S Zytek
44 – KSM – Lola B09/86 Mazda
49 – Vitaphone Racing Team – Porsche RS Spyder

LM GT1
55 – IPB Spartak Racing – Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT
60 – Gigawave Motorsport – Aston Martin DBR9
63 – Corvette Racing – Chevrolet Corvette C6.R
64 – Corvette Racing – Chevrolet Corvette C6.R
66 – Jetalliance Racing – Aston Martin DBR9
68 – JLOC Isao Noritake – Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT
72 – Luc Alphand Aventures – Chevrolet Corvette C6.R
73 – Luc Alphand Aventures – Chevrolet Corvette C6.R

LM GT2
76 – IMSA Performance Matmut – Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
77 – Team Felbermayr-Proton – Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
78 – AF Corse – Ferrari F430 GT2
80 – Flying Lizard Motorsport – Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
82 – Risi Competizione – Ferrari F430 GT2
83 – Risi Competizione – Ferrari F430 GT2
84 – Team Modena – Ferrari F430 GT2
85 – Snoras Spyker Squadron – Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R
87 – Drayson Racing – Aston Martin Vantage V8
89 – Hankook-Farnbacher Racing – Ferrari F430 GT2
92 – JMW Motorsport – Ferrari F430 GT2
96 – Virgo Motorsport – Ferrari F430 GT2
97 – BMS Scuderia Italia – Ferrari F430 GT2
99 – JMB Racing – Ferrari F430 GT2

RESERVE
R1 – Team Seattle Advanced Engineering – Ferrari F430 GT2
R2 – Endurance China Team – Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
R3 – IMSA Performance Matmut – Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
R4 – Barazi Epsilon – Zytek 07S
R5 – Gerard Welter – WR Zytek
R6 – Epsilon-Euskadi – Epsilon Euskadi ee2 Judd
R7 – Team Felbermayr-Proton – Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
R8 – Snoras Spyker Squadron – Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R
R9 – Larbre Competition – Saleen S7R
R10 – Racing Box – Lola B08/80 Judd

A full analysis of the 55 entries and the reserve cars will follow soon, as well as more news from Paris!

62 thoughts on “The ACO releases the 2009 Le Mans 24 entry list”

  1. Mike says:

    GT2-Ferrari may have last years titles, but the porsches have held their own in all 3 series so far

  2. Kiki says:

    It’s Pug’s year to win, but something tells me that Audi will win again. It’s not the car, necessarily… But this is the team that won last year with a 3 second/lap slower car. AND they have Dumas and Bernhardt. I’m pulling for Aston too, but I don’t see it.

    I hope P2 turns into a good battle

    Corvette Racing will win GT1. With AMR chasing bigger fish, only the privateers will give chase to the factory ‘vettes.

    My home team is Flying Lizard. Their owner is the only gentleman driver, and he’ll crash it early. I don’t like Mika Salo muh, for here’s for Drayson in the Vantage!

  3. Christophé.fra says:

    These are the teams I want to win Le Mans

    LMP1: Team Peugeot Total
    Pescarolo Sport (have to keep it French)
    Team Oreca Matmut AIM

    LMP2: It’s going to be a Porsche (but I would like to see OAK Racing win LMP2)

    LMGT1: Luc Alphand Aventures (please Corvette Racing)

    LMGT2: IMSA Performance Matmut 1-2 finish. (or at least another Porsche team)

  4. bamba says:

    Christophe you’re a real french patriot.

    Corvette would love to let Alphand take the win. But Alphand only needs a good showing to impress sponsors.

    Meanwhile, for Corvette winning can give the whole company a much needed boost in the GM organization. It’s a sign that something is working well somewhere. Thy have a much bigger cause for winning. So they deserve a win more than anyone.

  5. Christophé.fra says:

    haha merci!

    I would love to see Alphand team win Le Mans. But I dont understand why Alphand didnt add Guillaume Moreau to his Le Mans driver line-up. Guillaume is a very fast driver.

    He won the Le Mans Series champion in LMGT1 class in 2008 with Alphand team.

    Yes I here on the news about GM and there problems, I wish them the best. I thought they were going to cut there Corvette Racing team. Or pull the plug on there factory support.

  6. matthew says:

    I to am supries at Guillaume Moreau decision not to drive for Luc Alphand Aventures. I would like to see the Flying Lizard team win GT2 after there problem last year, The #64 Corvette win GT1, The RML Lola to win LMP2 (but I think that the 2 Porsche’s will be to quick). I would dearly like to see AMR won overall but I think it will come to to a fight between the #1 Audi & the #8 Peugeot

  7. Kiki says:

    It is also Corvette’s last race in GT1. They will try their hardest to win.

  8. Christophé.fra says:

    Yes well maybe if GT1 is still around for 2010, that will be Luc Alphand Aventures time to win the Le Mans 24.

  9. bamba says:

    If Aston Martin has a shot at winning than the P1 Pescarolo has to be mentioned as well. That car almost beat the Astons 2 races in a row.

  10. Christophé.fra says:

    Yes you are right, but the Pescarolo 01 Judd is way more developed than the Lola-Aston Martin B09/60.

    But once Audi and Peugeot get on the mulsanne straight at Le Mans, say goodbye to the rest of the LMP1 class.

    I think one of the Lola-Aston’s will qualify in the top 5, maybe even the Pescarolo Sport Peugeot. Depends how much Team Peugeot Total share some infomation with Pescarolo Sport Peugeot.

    But I have a feeling that, it’s not going to be much.

  11. phillip pond says:

    no no Aston have done further development on the DBR1-2 the pescas have been on thier tale in the lms but that was b4 Astons test and they have found more speed and will be on the top step 50 years after their last win go gulf amr!

  12. phillip pond says:

    oh and to answer ur q both DBR9’s have factory support for le mans cos like drayson racing they are official partners of le mans

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