Le Mans 2021: 62 cars, 186 drivers | Who’s your favorite?

Colin
By Colin Wood
Jul 27, 2021 | 24 Hours of Le Mans

Photograph Courtesy Toyota

This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, set for August 21-22, 2021, now has a confirmed entry list for the 89th running of the iconic endurance race.

In total, there are 62 cars entered (five Hypercars, 25 LMP2, eight LMGTE Pro and 23 LMGTE Am), with 186 drivers slated to compete.

Check out the full entry list below or at this link.

So, who are you going to be rooting for this year?

 

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j_tso
j_tso GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/26/21 4:08 p.m.

I like Toyota Gazoo Racing, but Glickenhaus Racing is the underdog, plus go USA.

GTE Pro field is slim, the Corvettes didn't get to show up last year so I hope they get it.

Otherwise I like Aston Martins, so I hope one of them takes the GTE Am category. Ben Keating is driving with TF Sport, he should've already had "Le Mans winner" by his name.

I don't keep up nearly enough with LMP2.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
7/26/21 4:11 p.m.

In reply to j_tso :

Yeah I'm excited to see how Glickenhaus performs, too.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/26/21 4:40 p.m.

Gotta put some money on Alpine, because a French car at Le Mans with the ACO setting the rules? How can it lose? ;)

Anyone know details of the Garage 56 entry? It's "ASSOCIATION SRT41", which made me laugh a little bit. 

Ah, looks like it's a team of disabled drivers. That's pretty cool.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia SuperDork
7/26/21 5:43 p.m.

99 PROTON COMPETITION DEU M Porsche 911 RSR - 19 Patrick Long (USA)° P Gian Luca Giraudi (ITA) B Felipe Laser (DEU) S

I guess #99 Porsche as Patrick Long  is driving and he is a local , 

and Toyota Gazoo Racing , just because , 

 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
7/26/21 9:58 p.m.

Glickenhaus for hyper car all the way. Ben Keating and TF Sport in GT Am. LMP2 may be more entertaining but I don't really have favorites there or GT Pro.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
7/26/21 10:03 p.m.

Drivers? Not sure yet. Cars? None. I just cant get behind those ugly things. I just can't. 

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Dork
7/26/21 10:12 p.m.

Yawning.
Cars and classes are so far removed from my reality that I lost all interest many years ago.
"Hybrid" is the final straw.
Maybe next year they can remove the drivers too and just make it a contest between programmers and AI? frown

BrewCity20
BrewCity20 New Reader
7/26/21 10:35 p.m.

What's up with the GTE Pro being so slim? Always enjoyed those guys the most.

BA5
BA5 GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/27/21 2:00 p.m.

Even though I'm a Honda guy, I always root for the Corvettes.  Even when there's actually Honda's in the running...

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
7/27/21 2:09 p.m.

I am hoping Glickenhaus can pull something good out of the race.  I have been a fan of Mr. Long since the Flying Lizard days but Keating deserves a win so that will be tough.

NOT A TA
NOT A TA SuperDork
7/27/21 2:18 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

Gotta put some money on Alpine, because a French car at Le Mans with the ACO setting the rules? How can it lose? ;)

Unless they figure out a way to put a bigger fuel tank in the extra pit stops will hurt their chances.

j_tso
j_tso GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/27/21 5:44 p.m.

Alpine should have a good chance on their own, they're using Rebellion's old car that did all right.

Toyota and Glickenhaus are running totally new cars and have had teething problems.  Or they might get disqualified for having headlights that are too bright.

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