Le Mans announces invitational teams for 2015 24 Hours

Le Mans announces invitational teams for 2015 24 Hours

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Le Mans announces invitational teams for 2015 24 Hours

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Taking into account the results from the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours, the Asian and the European Le Mans Series and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, 10 teams have been issued invitations to take part in qualifying for the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours. This represents a possible entry of 13 cars out of the 56 places available on the grid for the race on June 13-14.

The following teams secured two invitations:

• AF Corse: victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the LM GTE Pro category and second in the LM GTE category in the European Le Mans Series – one invitation in LM GTE Pro and another to be chosen between LM GTE Pro and LM GTE Am.

• SMP Racing: victory in the LM GTE and GTC categories in the European Le Mans Series – one invitation in LM GTE Am and another to be chosen between LM GTE Pro and LM GTE Am.

• Team AAI: victory and second place in the GTC category in the Asian Le Mans Series – two invitations in LM GTE Am.

The following teams secured one invitation:

• Audi Sport Team Joest: victory in the LM P1 category in the Le Mans 24 hours: one invitation in LM P1.

• Jota Sport: victory in the LM P2 category in the Le Mans 24 hours: one invitation in LM P2.

• Aston Martin Racing: victory in the GTE Am category in the Le Mans 24 Hours: one invitation in LM GTE Am.

• OAK Racing Team Total: victory in the LM P2 category in the Asian Le Mans Series: one invitation in LM P2.

• Signatech Alpine: victory in the LM P2 category in the European Le Mans Series: one invitation en LM P2.

• Wayne Taylor Racing: designated by the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship: one invitation in LM P2.

• Scuderia Corsa: designated by the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship: one invitation in LM GTE Am.

Each invitation can be awarded only if the car in question has been entered for one of the following three championships in 2015: the Asian Le Mans Series, the European Le Mans Series and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Entries for the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours open on Dec. 18 and will close on Jan. 27. The final entry lists for the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA World Endurance Championship, and the European Le Mans Series will be announced on February 2015 in Paris.

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