The names of the three drivers for each of the 60 cars entered for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours had to be sent in to the ACO by 12th May. After the usual checks this list is being unveiled today. All the drivers and cars must go through scrutineering and administrative checks to be allowed to compete in the event.
The 180 drivers hold licences issued in 27 different countries and the 60 cars in the race represent 19 nationalities.
The highest number of drivers comes from Great Britain with 38 in front of France (32), America (23), and Germany (11). America is the country which supplies the highest number of cars with 12.
Two women will take part in the 84th Le Mans 24 Hours: Inès Tattinger from France with the Pegasus Racing team entered in LM P2, and Danish driver Christina Nielsen in the LM GTE Am category at the wheel of the Formula Racing Ferrari 458 Italia.
At present the list entries breaks down as follows: 9 LM P1s, 23 LM P2s, 14 LM GTE Pros and 13 LM GTE Ams plus the 56th garage.