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Old 2 Feb 2021, 17:55 (Ref:4033071)   #46
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So if you are a joe-schmo with lots of money somehow and some way. And you want to run in this year's Le mans 24 hours. But you don't run in any of the series. What would be the best way to gain an entry? My guess would be to enter with a GTE car that is not Porsche, Ferrari, or Aston Martin.
Not sure that’s really possible. I mean, the strength in depth and quality of the grid compared to what it once was is incredible - even the amateurs are the very best of the amateurs. The teams we know well if we follow the local series and many arrive at their first Le Mans as a slick operation; they had to be, because they earned their entry by finishing well in a championship the season before.

With that, I do miss seeing the entry list and thinking what the hell is that. I think we lost something in gaining so much.
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Old 2 Feb 2021, 18:25 (Ref:4033073)   #47
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So if you are a joe-schmo with lots of money somehow and some way. And you want to run in this year's Le mans 24 hours. But you don't run in any of the series. What would be the best way to gain an entry? My guess would be to enter with a GTE car that is not Porsche, Ferrari, or Aston Martin.
Just buy your way into an AM entry. They normally have a place holder driver entered. Albeit you can't really turn up off the street anymore you'd need to do enough racing to get that bronze grading. You'd need to already be active in the sportscars.
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Just buy your way into an AM entry. They normally have a place holder driver entered. Albeit you can't really turn up off the street anymore you'd need to do enough racing to get that bronze grading. You'd need to already be active in the sportscars.
Indeed. I can sleep easy at night knowing a Noel Edmunds can get nowhere near Le Mans ever again.
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Old 7 Feb 2021, 02:25 (Ref:4033788)   #49
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So on the GTE side of things right now (pro and am)... I think the field we know of is the WEC entry list plus the 2 P&M Corvettes, Weathertech Porsche, and Risi Ferrari. Any other safe bets at this point in addition to what I mentioned?
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Old 7 Feb 2021, 14:03 (Ref:4033847)   #50
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Would RLL file two GTE-Pro BMW entries now that they scaled back their IMSA program?
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Would RLL file two GTE-Pro BMW entries now that they scaled back their IMSA program?
Would be neat if so, but they never announced that. And they never entered under R.L.L. before. Maybe best bet to get an M8 on the grid is in GTE-AM with Walkenhorst perhaps. They are running an M6 in AsLMS this month.
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Old 16 Feb 2021, 12:03 (Ref:4035416)   #53
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I'm all for that team and what they stand for. But is it still considered an "Innovative Car"? Yes, they have to adjust it to fit the needs of their drivers. But that's not innovative anymore in my opinion. They have done it before in 2016 at Le Mans. And at the time there already were, and still are, multiple road cars customed to the needs of amputee drivers. I think perhaps they should have filed a normal LMP2 entry.
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A slightly mean-spirited opinion. If there was no-one else clammering for the spot for an innovation car (not surprising in the current economic climate) then you might as well use the the G56 slot for a diversity entry rather than yet more random gentlemen drivers.
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A slightly mean-spirited opinion. If there was no-one else clammering for the spot for an innovation car (not surprising in the current economic climate) then you might as well use the the G56 slot for a diversity entry rather than yet more random gentlemen drivers.
I totally agree. If we had several innovative projects all champing at the bit, it would be different. The 2016 effort was incredible and I'm pleased to see Sausset giving it another crack.
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So on the GTE side of things right now (pro and am)... I think the field we know of is the WEC entry list plus the 2 P&M Corvettes, Weathertech Porsche, and Risi Ferrari. Any other safe bets at this point in addition to what I mentioned?

I'd assume both Porsche and Ferrari will field additional works cars in Pro (Risi might be the 3rd or 4th Ferrari entry in Pro). It also safe to expect multiple ELMS and AsLMS runners to file entries for additional Am cars (auto invites and others).


All in all roughly 10 entries in Pro and 20 in Am I'd say.
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Hopefully both Porsche and Ferrari will field enough cars. I look forward to another great battle between the two Marques, especially if they have plenty of talented drivers. Shouldn’t be short of choices
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Asian Le Mans Series auto-invites have been set:
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G-Drive and United Autosports for winning LMP2 and LMP3 respectively. And the top 4 in the GT class all get entries - Herberth, GPX, Rinaldi, and Optimum Motorsport.


Congrats to all those teams, hopefully they can all take their places at the race, the current plague notwithstanding.
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This is where the GT3/GTE split looks a bit awkward. The GT field in ALMS is open to any GT3 car but is still mostly Astons, Ferraris and Porsches because if you are going to step up to one of the other ACO series or LM it makes sense to have a relationship with a GTE manufacturer. I wonder if Optimum will take up their place at LM and what car they will run.
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