Out of the 29 cars automatically selected for the 2009 Le Mans 24-Hours qualifications, 15 have confirmed their participation. The 2009 field is already taking shape! Automatically selected entrants having confirmed their participation Category
LM P1AUDI SPORT NORTH AMERICAAUDI SPORT TEAM JOESTTEAM PEUGEOT TOTALTEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL
LM P2TEAM ESSEX
LM GT1 LUC ALPHAND AVENTURESCORVETTE RACINGCORVETTE RACINGLM GT2 RISI COMPETIZIONERISI COMPETIZIONEFLYING LIZARD MOTORSPORTSVIRGO MOTORSPORTTEAM FELBERMAYR-PROTONAF CORSEBMS SCUDERIA ITALIA
The above is the list of entrants who have confirmed their participation with a car eligible for the 2009 race in the category in which it has been selected. These teams will be at Le Mans for scrutineering on 8th-9th June and practice on 10th-11th June.
Those who have not taken advantage of their official selection (two maximum per entrant) have done so for a variety of reasons particular to each one:
AUDI SPORT NORTH AMERICAINTERSPORT RACINGPENSKE MOTORSPORTS INC.PENSKE RACINGVAN MERKSTEIJN MOTORSPORTVAN MERKSTEIJN MOTORSPORTTEAM ESSEXHORAG RACINGASTON MARTIN RACINGTEAM MODENA VITAPHONE RACING TEAMPHOENIX CARSPORT RACINGBELL MOTORSPORTSBMS SCUDERIA ITALIA
However, not confirming their participation by the 12th January deadline does not prevent them from sending in an entry for the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours by the final date of 21st January at midnight in the same category or in another.
So there’s nothing to worry about: the soon-to-be-announced list of the 55 cars for the 2009 practice sessions promises a rich, spectacular Le Mans 24 Hours in keeping with the event’s tradition!