The 87th edition of Le Mans will mark itself out as the start of a new era in the endurance racing calendar as it will be the grand finale of the 2018-2019 FIA WEC Super Season, the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The 60 entries and 10 reserves for 15/16th June 2019 will be revealed in two stages - on 11th February and 1st March 2019.
The Super Season is the reason for the change in announcement of entries for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019, the culmination of the 2018-2019 season which started this May in Spa, paid a first visit to Le Mans on 16/17th June before races at Silverstone, Fuji and Shanghai in 2018. As the calendar turns to 2019, the championship will also be visiting Sebring and Spa once again, before concluding in the Sarthe region of France.
Among the 60 competitors will be the full-season entrants of the WEC, plus the traditional recipients of invitations given to reward championship results in the European Le Mans Series (4), the Michelin Le Mans Cup (1), the Asian Le Mans Series (4), the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (2), and of course at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018.
Teams wishing to take up one of the remaining places on the 2019 Le Mans grid will be able to apply from 20th December until 31st January 2019.
A provisional entry list will be presented by the ACO Selection Committee on 11th February which will include some 50 names. A second list of 10 further entries and 10 reserves will be announced on 1st March when the grid for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019 will be established, subject to withdrawals.
The ticket office for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019 is open: ticket.lemans.org
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