ILMC, LMS: Six Hours Silverstone entry list, event information.

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Six Hours Silverstone 201 event poster.

LMP1

  • 007 (ILMC) Aston Martin Racing – Lola-AMR – Fernandez/Primat/Klien
  • 1 (ILMC) Audi Sport Team Joest – Audi R18 TDI – Bernhard/Fässler
  • 2 (ILMC) Audi Sport Team Joest – Audi R18 TDI – Kristensen/McNish
  • 7 (ILMC) Peugeot Sport Total – Peugeot 908 – Davidson Pagenaud/Bourdais
  • 8 (ILMC) Peugeot Sport Total – Peugeot 908 – Montagny/Sarrazin
  • 12 (ILMC/LMS) Rebellion Racing – Lola B10/60  Coupé-Toyota – Prost/Jani
  • 13 (LMS) Rebellion Racing – Lola B10/60  Coupé-Toyota –  Belicchi/Boullion
  • 15 (ILMC) OAK Racing – OAK Pescarolo-Judd – Lahaye/Moreau/Ragues
  • 16 (LMS) Pescarolo Team –  Pescarolo-Judd – Collard/Tinseau/Jousse
  • 23 (LMS) MIK Corse – Zytek 09 Hybrid – Cortes/Geri/Piccini
  • 24 (ILMC) OAK Racing –  OAK Pescarolo-Judd – Nicolet/TBA/TBA

LMP2

  • 26 (ILMC) SignaTech Nissan – Oreca 03-Nissan – Mailleux/Ordoñez/Ayari
  • 33 (ILMC) Level5 Motorsports – HPD ARX-01g – Tucker/Bouchut/Barbosa
  • 35 (ILMC) OAK Racing – OAK Pescarolo-Judd – Barlesi/Da Rocha/Lafargue
  • 36 (LMS) RML – HPD ARX -01d – Newton/Erdos//Collins
  • 39 (LMS) PeCom Racing – Lola B11/40-Judd – Companc/Russo/Kaffer
  • 40 (LMS) Race Performance – Oreca 03-Judd – Frey/Meichtry/Rostan
  • 41 (LMS) Greaves Motorsport – Zytek Z11SN-Nissan – Ojjeh/Kimber-Smith/Lombard
  • 42 (LMS) Strakka Racing – HPD ARX-01d – Leventis/Watts/Kane
  • 43 (LMS) RLR MSport – MG Lola EX265-Judd – Gates/Hughes/Garofall
  • 44 (LMS) Extreme Limite AM – Norma M200P-Judd – Rosier/Basso
  • 45 (LMS) Boutsen Energy Racing – Oreca 03-Nissan – Kraihamer/Ebbesvik
  • 46 (LMS) TDS Racing – Oreca 03-Nissan – Beche/Thiriet/Firth

GTE-PRO

  • 51 (ILMC/LMS) AF Corse – Ferrari F458 Italia – Fisichella/Bruni
  • 55 (ILMC) BMW Motorsport – BMW M3 – Farfus/Müller
  • 56 (ILMC) BMW Motorsport – BMW M3 – Priaulx/Alzen
  • 58 (ILMC) Luxury Racing – Ferrari F458 Italia – Jakubowski/Beltoise/Marroc
  • 59 (ILMC) Luxury Racing – Ferrari F458 Italia – Ortelli/Makowiecki
  • 64 (ILMC) Lotus JetAlliance – Lotus Evora – Rich/Lichtner-Hoyer/Hansson
  • 65 (ILMC) Lotus JetAlliance – Lotus Evora – Rossiter/Mowlem/Wenglinger
  • 66 (LMS) JMW Motorsport – Ferrari F458 Italia – Bell/Walker
  • 70 (LMS) Kessel Racing – Ferrari F458 Italia – Broniszewski/Peter
  • 71 (LMS) AF Corse – Ferrari F458 Italia – Melo/Vilander
  • 75 (LMS) ProSpeed Competition – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Goossens/Holzer
  • 76 (LMS) IMSA Performance – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Pilet/Henzler
  • 77 (LMS) Felbermayr-Proton – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Lieb/Lietz
  • 79 (LMS) JOTA – Aston Martin Vantage – Hancock/Dolan
  • 89 (LMS) Hankook Team Farnbacher – Ferrari F458 Italia – Farnbacher/Simonsen

GTE-AM

  • 50 (ILMC) Larbre Competition – Corvette C6-ZR1 – Bornhauser/Canal/Gardel
  • 57 (ILMC) Krohn Racing – Ferrari F430 – Krohn/Jönsson/Rugolo
  • 60 (ILMC) Gulf AMR Middle East – Aston Martin Vantage – Giroix/Goethe/Wainwright
  • 61 (ILMC/LMS) AF Corse – Ferrari F430 – Perazzini/Cioci/Lémeret
  • 62 (ILMC) CRS Racing – Ferrari F430 – Ehret/Lynn/Wills
  • 63 (ILMC) Proton-Competition – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Roda/Long
  • 67 (LMS) IMSA Performance – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Narac/Armindo
  • 82 (LMS) CRS Racing – Ferrari F430 – Hummel/Christodoulou/Quaife
  • 88 (LMS) Team Felbermayr-Proton – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Felbermayr Jr/Ried

FLM

  • 91 (LMS) Hope Racing – Oreca FLM-09 – Moro/Graves/TBA
  • 92 (LMS) Neil Garner Motorsport – Oreca FLM-09 – Hartshorne/Keating/Keen
  • 93 (LMS) Genoa Racing – Oreca FLM-09 – Mitchell/Grogor/Kronfli
  • 95 (LMS) Pegasus Racing – Oreca FLM-09 – Schultis/Simon/Schell
  • 99 (LMS) JMB Racing – Oreca FLM-09 – TBA/TBA/TBA

LMP1: 11  LMP2: 10  GTE-PRO: 15  GTE-AM: 9  FLM: 5 Total: 50

Coverage information:

Weekend schedule.

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ILMC, LMS: Imola 6H entry list, event details.

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ILMC - Imola six hours poster.

LMP1

  • 1 Audi Sport Team Joest – Audi R18 TDi – Bernhard/Fässler
  • 2 Audi Sport Team Joest – Audi R18 TDi – McNish/Kristensen.
  • 7 Peugeot Sport Total – Peugeot 908 – Bourdais/Davidson.
  • 8 Peugeot Sport Total – Peugeot 908 – Montagny/Sarrazin.
  • 12 Rebellion Racing – Lola B10/60 Coupé-Toyota – Prost/Jani.
  • 13 Rebellion Racing – Lola B10/60 Coupé-Toyota – Belicchi/Boullion
  • 15 OAK Racing – OAK Pescarolo-Judd – Moreau/Ragues.
  • 16 Pescarolo Team – Pescarolo-Judd – Collard/Tinseau.
  • 18 Guess Racing Europe – Lola B09/80 Coupé-Judd – Ebbesvik/Ducote/Marcelli.
  • 23 MIK Corse – Zytek 09 – Cortes/Geri/Piccini.

LMP2

  • 26 SignaTech Nissan – Oreca03-Nissan – Mailleux/Ordoñez/Ayari.
  • 33 Level 5 Motorsports – Lola-HPD – Tucker/Bouchut/Barbosa.
  • 35 OAK Racing – OAK Pescarolo-Judd – Barlesi/Da Rocha/Lafargue.
  • 36 RML – HPD ARX-01d – Newton/Erdos/Collins.
  • 39 PeCom – Lola B11/40 – Judd – Companc/Russo/Kaffer.
  • 40 Race Performance – Oreca 03-Judd – Frey/Meichtry/TBA.
  • 41 Greaves Motorsport – Zytek Z11SN-Nissan – Ojjeh/Kimber-Smith/Lombard.
  • 42 Strakka Racing – HPD ARX-01d – Leventis/Watts/Kane.
  • 43 RLR MSport – MG Lola EX265-Judd – Gates/Garofall/Philipps.
  • 44 Extreme Limit AM Paris – Norma M200P-Judd – Rosier/Basso.
  • 45 Boutsen Energy Racing – Oreca 03-Nissan – Kraihamer/De Crem.
  • 46 TDS Racing – Oreca 03 – Nissan – Beche/Thiriet/Firth.
  • 49 OAK Racing –  OAK Pescarolo-Judd – Nicolet/Hein.

GTE-PRO

  • 51 AF Corse – Ferrari F458 Italia – Fisichella/Bruni.
  • 55 BMW Motorsport – BMW M3 – Farfus/Müller.
  • 56 BMW Motorsport – BMW M3 – Werner/Lamy.
  • 58 Luxury Racing – Ferrari F458 Italia – Jakubowski/Beltoise.
  • 59 Luxury Racing – Ferrari F458 Italia – Ortelli/Makowiecki.
  • 64 Lotus JetAlliance – Lotus Evora – Slingerland/Rich/Lichtner-Hoyer.
  • 65 Lotus JetAlliance – Lotus Evora – Rossiter/Mowlem/Hirschi.
  • 66 JMW Motorsport – Ferrari F458 Italia – Bell/Walker.
  • 71 AF Corse – Ferrari F458 Italia – Melo/Vilander.
  • 75 ProSpeed Competition – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Goossens/Holzer.
  • 76 IMSA Matmut – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Pilet/Henzler.
  • 77 Felbermayr-Proton – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Lieb/Lietz.
  • 79 JOTA – Aston Martin Vantage – Hancock/Dolan.
  • 89 Hankook Team Farnbacher – Ferrari F458 Italia – Farnbacher/Simonsen.

GTE-AM

  • 50 Larbre Competition – Corvette C6-ZR1 – Bornhauser/Gardel/Canal.
  • 57 Krohn Racing – Ferrari F430 – Krohn/Jönsson/Rugolo.
  • 61 AF-Corse – Ferrari F430 – Perazzini/Cioci/Lémeret.
  • 62 CRS Racing – Ferrari F430 – Ehret/Lynn/Wills.
  • 63 Proton Competition – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Long/Roda/Ried.
  • 67 IMSA Matmut – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Narac/Armindo.
  • 82 CRS Racing – Ferrari F430 – Hummel/Christodoulou/Quaife.
  • 88 Felbermayr Proton – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Felbermayr Snr (!)/Felbermayr Jnr/Miller.

FLM

  • 91 Hope Racing – Oreca FLM-09 – Moro/Shanqi/Graves.
  • 92 Neil Garner Motorsport – Oreca FLM-09 – Hartshorne/Keating/Keen.
  • 93 Genoa Racing –  Oreca FLM-09 – Petersen/Julian/Zugel.
  • 95 Pegasus Racing –  Oreca FLM-09 – Schultis/Simon/Schell.
  • 99 JMB Racing –  Oreca FLM-09 – Rodriguez/Menahem/TBA.

LMP1: 9   LMP2: 13   GTE-PRO: 14   GTE-AM: 8   FLM: 5   Total: 49.

Coverage information:

 – Weekend schedule.

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LMS, ILMC: Spa Provisional Entry List Released.

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2011 Spa ILMC poster

Entry listings for Spa, round two of the Le Mans series (also the second round of the ILMC) are now available. Bolstered by the inclusion of ILMC runners, the circuit will play host to an unprecedented (at least in recent history) field of sixty entries.

Notable mentions go to the highly anticipated (albeit delayed) appearance of two Lotus Evora entries in the GTE-PRO category, along with the now customary, pre-Le Mans additional entries for Audi, Peugeot, and AMR squads in LMP1.

Entry listings can be seen in full below.

LMP1

  • 007 Aston Martin Racing – Aston Martin AMR-One – Mücke/Turner/Klien
  • 009 Aston Martin Racing – Aston Martin AMR-One – Meyrick/Primat/Fernandez
  • 1 Audi Sport Team Joest – Audi R18 TDI – Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller
  • 2 Audi Sport Team Joest – Audi R18 TDI – Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer
  • 3 Audi Sport North America – Audi R18 TDI – Capello/Kristensen/McNish
  • 5 Hope Racing – Oreca-SwissHyTech Hybrid – Zacchia/Marroc
  • 7 Peugeot Sport Total – Peugeot 908 – Wurz/Gené/Davidson
  • 8 Peugeot Sport Total – Peugeot 908 – Montagny/Sarrazin/Minassian
  • 9 Peugeot Sport Total – Peugeot 908 – Bourdais/Pagenaud/Lamy
  • 10 Team Oreca Matmut – Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP – Lapierre/Duval
  • 12 Rebellion Racing – Lola B10/60 Coupé-Toyota – Prost/Jani
  • 13 Rebellion Racing Lola B10/60 Coupé-Toyota – Belicchi/Boullion
  • 15 Oak Racing – OAK Pescarolo-Judd – Lahaye/Moreau/Ragues
  • 16 Pescarolo Team – Pescarolo-Judd – Collard/Tinseau/Jousse
  • 18 Guess Racing – Lola B09/80 Coupé-Judd – Hazebrouck/Kaufmann
  • 20 Quifel-ASM Team – Zytek 09SC – Amaral/Pla
  • 23 MIK Corse – Zytec 09 Hybrid – Cortes/Geri/Piccini
  • 24 OAK Racing – Pescarolo-Judd – Nicolet/Hein

LMP2

  • 26 Signatech Nissan – Oreca03-Nissan Mailleux/Ordoñez/Ayari
  • 33 Level 5 Motorsports – Lola Coupé-HPD – Tucker/Bouchut/Barbosa
  • 35 OAK Racing – Pescarolo-Judd – Barlesi/Da Rocha/Lafargue
  • 36 RML – HPD ARX-01d – Newton/Erdos/Collins
  • 39 Pecom Racing – Lola B11/40-Judd – Companc/Russo/Kaffer
  • 40 Race Performance Oreca03-Judd – Frey/Meichtry/Ebbesvik
  • 41 Greaves Motorsport – Zytek Z11SN-Nissan – Ojjeh/Chalandon/Kimber-Smith
  • 42 Strakka Racing – HPD ARX-01 – Leventis/Watts/Kane
  • 43 RLR msport – MG Lola EX265-AER – Gates/Garofall/Phillips
  • 44 Extreme Limite AM – Norma M200P-Judd – Rosier/Luco/Basso
  • 45 Boutsen Energy Racing –  Oreca03-Nissan – Kraihamer/De Crem
  • 46 TDS Racing – Oreca03-Nissan – Beche/Thiriet/Firth

FLM

  • 91 — – FLM Oreca-09 – Moro/Shanqi
  • 92 Neil Garner Motorsport – FLM Oreca-09 – Hartshorne/Keating/Keen
  • 93 Genoa Racing – FLM Oreca-09 – Petersen/Julian/Zugel
  • 95 Pegasus Racing – FLM Oreca-09 – Schultis/Simon
  • 99 JMB Racing – FLM Oreca-09 – Rodrigues/Menahem

GTE-PRO

  • 51 AF Corse – Ferrari F458 Italia – Fisichella /Bruni
  • 55 BMW Motorsport – BMW M3 – Farfus/Müller
  • 56 BMW Motorsport – BMW M3 – Priaulx/Alzen
  • 58 Luxury Racing – Ferrari F458 Italia – Jakubowski/Beltoise
  • 59 Luxury Racing – Ferrari F458 Italia – Ortelli/Makowiecki/Deletraz
  • 64 Lotus Jetalliance – Lotus Evora – Slingerland/Rich
  • 65 Lotus Jetalliance – Lotus Evora – Hirschi/Rositer/Mowlem
  • 66 JMW Motorsport – Ferrari F458 Italia – Bell/Walker
  • 71 AF Corse – Ferrari F458 Italia – Melo/Vilander
  • 75 Prospeed Competition – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Goossens/Holzer
  • 76 IMSA Performance Matmut – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Pilet /Henzler
  • 77 Team Felbermayr Proton – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Lieb/Lietz
  • 79 JOTA – Aston Martin Vantage – Hancock/Dolan
  • 89 Hankook Team Farnbacher – Ferrari F430 GT – Farnbacher/Simonsen

GTE-AM

  • 50 Larbre Competition – Corvette C6-ZR1 – Bornhauser/Canal/Gardel
  • 57 Krohn Racing – Ferrari F430 – Krohn/Jönsson/Rugolo
  • 60 Gulf AMR Middle East – Aston Martin Vantage – Giroix/Goethe/Wainwright
  • 61 AF Corse – Ferrari F430 – Perazzini/Cioci/Lemeret
  • 62 CRS Racing – Ferrari F430 – Ehret/Lynn/Wills
  • 63 Proton competition – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Ried/TBA
  • 67 IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Narac/Armindo
  • 70 Kessel Racing – Ferrari F430 – Broniszewski/Peter
  • 72 AF Corse – Ferrari F430 – Kauffman/Aguas
  • 82 CRS Racing – Ferrari F430 – Hummel/Christidoulou/Quaife
  • 88 Team Felbermayr Proton – Porsche 911 RSR (997)- Felbermayr Sr./Felbermayr Jr./Miller

LMP1: 18    LMP2: 12    FLM: 5     GTE-PRO: 14    GTE-AM: 11    Total: 60

LMS: Paul Ricard Entry List.

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Entries for the Le Mans series season opener at Paul Ricard were released this week and, although sustaining late withdrawals from both LMP and GT, round one will bear a healthy grid of 34 competitors.

Entry listings can be seen in full below.

LMP1

  • 009 Aston Martin Racing – AMR-One – Mücke/Turner/Primat
  • 12 Rebellion Racing – Lola B10/60 Coupé-Toyota – Prost/Jani
  • 13 Rebellion Racing – Lola B10/60 Coupé-Toyota – Belicchi/Boullion
  • 16 Pescarolo Sport- Pescarolo-Judd – Collard/Tinseau/Jousse
  • 18 Guess Racing Europe – Lola B09/80 Coupé-Judd – Hazebrouck/Kaufmann
  • 20 Quifel-ASM – Zytek-09SC – Amaral/Pla

LMP2

  • 36 RML – HPD ARX -01d – Newton/Erdos/Collins
  • 39 Pecom Racing – Lola B11/40-Judd – Companc/Russo/Kaffer
  • 40 Race Performance – Oreca 03-Judd – Frey/Meichtry/Thor-Christian Ebbesvik
  • 41 Greaves Motorsport – Zytek Z11SN-Nissan – Ojjeh/Chalandon/Kimber-Smith
  • 42 Strakka Racing – HPD ARX-01 – Leventis/Watts/Kane
  • 43 RLR msport – MG Lola EX265-AER – Gates/Garofall/Phillips
  • 44 Extreme Limite AM – Norma M200P-Judd – Rosier/Luco/Basso
  • 45 Boutsen Energy Racing – Oreca 03-Nissan – Kraihamer/De Crem
  • 46 TDS Racing – Oreca 03-Nissan – Beche/Thiriet/Firth

FLM

  • 91 Hope Polevision Racing – FLM Oreca-09 – Moro/Tinguely/Shanqi
  • 92 Neil Garner Motorsport – FLM Oreca-09 –  Hartshorne/Keating/Keen
  • 93 Genoa Racing – FLM Oreca-09 – Petersen/Julian/Zugel
  • 95 Pegasus Racing – FLM Oreca-09 – Schultis/Simon
  • 99 JMB Racing – FLM Oreca-09 – TBA/TBA

GTE-PRO

  • 51 AF Corse – Ferrari F458 Italia – Fisichella/Bruni
  • 66 JMW Motorsport- Ferrari F458 Italia – Bell/Walker
  • 71 AF Corse – Ferrari F458 Italia – Melo/Vilander
  • 75 Prospeed Competition – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Holzer/Westbrook
  • 76 IMSA Performance Matmut – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Narac/Pilet
  • 77 Team Felbermayr Proton – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Lieb/Lietz
  • 78 Gruppem-Eterniti Racing – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Sugden/Jelley
  • 79 JOTA – Aston Martin Vantage – Hancock/Dolan
  • 86 Young Driver AMR – Aston Martin Vantage – Enge/Muller
  • 89 Hankook Team Farnbacher – Ferrari F430 GT – Farnbacher/Simonsen

GTE-AM

  • 61 AF Corse – Ferrari F430 – Perazzini/Cioci/Lemeret
  • 67 IMSA Performance Matmut – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Narac/Armindo
  • 70 Kessel Racing – Ferrari F458 Italia – Broniszewski/Peter
  • 72 AF Corse – Ferrari F430 – Kauffman/Aguas
  • 82 CRS Racing – Ferrari F430 – Hummel/Christidoulou/Quaife
  • 88 Team Felbermayr Proton – Porsche 911 RSR (997) – Ragginger/Ried/Long

Aston Martin unveils AMR-One LMP1 challenger

Aston Martin's new LMP1 challenger, the AMR-One. - Image courtesy Aston Martin Racing.

Aston Martin's new LMP1 challenger, the AMR-One. - Image courtesy Aston Martin Racing.

After months of anticipation, Aston Martin Racing has today revealed its latest generation LMP1 challenger, the AMR-One to the sportscar racing fraternity, along with its driver lineup and race programme for the 2011 season. A rapid departure from Aston Martin’s previous prototype forays, the open-top chassis marks AMR’s first purpose-built motorsport chassis since 1956.

Unlike its competitors, the AMR-One will utilise a 2.0 litre gasoline, turbo-charged, direct-injected, inline six powerplant. The car’s transmission will be supplied by X-trac, in the form of a six-speed pneumatic, semi-automatic shifting system. Front suspension has been revealed as a double A-arm design.

Despite having opted against the coupe route chosen by its competitors, the open cockpit design bears multiple semblances to both its rivals in minor ways. The first of of which, and most note-worthy, being the use of front-mounted, rear-wheel sized tyres as a means gaining additional front-end grip and corner stability through increased tyre contact.

Originally pioneered by Wirth Research on the ARX-02a, the concept has also been employed by both Audi and Peugeot on their latest generation LMP1 chassis.

Split nose design of the AMR-One. A radical departure from that of the Lola-AMR. - Image Courtesy Aston Martin Racing.

Split nose design of the AMR-One. A radical departure from that of the Lola-AMR. - Image Courtesy Aston Martin Racing.

The raised/split nose design (also utilised by Peugeot) is an unexpected addition to the AMR-One. The feature, which conjures thoughts of several prototypes (both past and present), had not been an anticipated development for many.

As a result, the car’s cosmetics have already been labeled as less-desirable than its competitors. Without a basis for on-track comparisons the practicality of the design has not yet been gauged.

Another unexpected development is the use of an asymmetric cooling system. In recent times LMP constructors had primarily opted for symmetrical systems, opting for either twin side-mounted air-intakes (usually located above rear wheel archs) and, where necessary, an additional roof mounted intake.

Unlike its rivals, the AMR-One bears a single side-mounted air-intake unit. A second intake unit is mounted between the rollhoops, beside the driver’s head, and attached to the now mandatory fin adorning the car’s rear.

The AMR-One also bears what appears to be a constant (or at least minimally varying) trailing edge on its sidewalls. Which are noticeably higher than those of its rivals.

The AMR-One's high riding sidewall. - Image courtesy Aston Martin Racing.

AMR also revealed details of its driver lineup for the 2011 season. Announcing the return of Stefan Mücke, Darren Turner, Adrian Fernandez, Harold Primat, and recent addition Andy Meyrick. The sixth driver, who will partner both Mücke/Turner in the 007, has not yet been revealed.

The marque also further confirmed its intentions to compete in the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Despite this, AMR will not be present at opening round of the ILMC this March, removing the Sebring 12 Hour from its 2011 schedule. Team members cited a lack of preparation as the deciding factor.

AMR will instead debut the AMR-One at the LMS season opener at Paul Ricard, on 1-3 April.

Although lacking in some areas cosmetically, the overall design of the AMR-One appears to be a melding of ideas from other successful LMP designs, along with additional AMR ingenuity. Whether the package can be deemed effective is yet to be proven.

The AMR-One is expected to commence preliminary testing in March.

LMS: Le Mans Series full-season entry list unveiled.

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Full-time entry listings for the 2011 Le Mans series were revealed yesterday and, despite experiencing a reduction in full-time entries, the series will boast healthy field of 36 competitors.

Although the quantity of both committed factory prototype efforts and full-season entries has seen a slight reduction over the healthy grids experienced in previous years, a development many have attributed with the introduction of the ILMC, the field will benefit from the presence of the factory-backed teams, in addition to various other efforts exclusive to the ILMC during several of the calendar’s ILMC featured events.

Season entry listings can be seen in full, below:

LMP1:

  • PescaroloTeam – Pescarol0 01-Judd – Emmanuel Collard/Christophe Tinseau.
  • REBELLION Racing – Lola B10/60-Toyota – Neel Jani/Nicolas Prost.
  • REBELLION Racing – Lola B10/60-Toyota – Andrea Belicchi/Jean-Christophe Boullion.
  • Quifel-ASM Team – Ginetta-Zytek 09S-Zytek – Miguel Amaral/Olivier Pla.
  • Rangoni Motorsport – Ginetta-Zytek 09HS-Zytek – Luca Rangoni/Ferdinando Geri.
  • Guess Racing – Lola B07/40-Mazda – Wolfgang Kaufmann/Phillippe Haezebrouck.

LMP2

  • RML – HPD ARX01d – Tommy Erdos/Mike Newton/Andy Wallace.
  • Strakka Racing – HPD ARX01d – Nick Leventis/Danny Watts/Jonny Kane.
  • Greaves Motorsport – Zytek Z11SN-Nissan – Karim Ojjeh/Gary Chalandon/Thor-Christian Ebbesvik.
  • PeCom Racing – Lola B11/40-BMW – Luis Perez Companc/Matias Russo/Pierre Kaffer.
  • Team LNT – Radical SR9-Nissan – Lawrence Tomlinson/James Cole/Andrew Prendeville.
  • Boutsen Energy Racing – Oreca 03-Nissan – Dominik Kraihamer/Nicolas De Crem.
  • Pegasus Racing – Courage-Oreca LC75-HPD – Julian Schell/TBA.
  • Extreme Limite AM Paris – Norma M200P – Fabia Rosier/TBA.
  • TDS Racing – Oreca 03-Nissan – Pierre Thiriet/Matthias Beche.
  • Race Performance – Oreca 03-Judd HK – Michel Frey/Ralph Meichtry.
  • RLR MSport – MG Lola EX265-AER – Barry Gates/Rob Garofall.

GTE-PRO

  • Felbermayr Proton – Porsche 997 GT3 RSR – Marc Lieb/Richard Lietz.
  • IMSA Performance Matmut – Porsche 997 GT3 RSR – Patrick Pilet/Wolf Henzler.
  • ProSpeed Competition – Porsche 997 GT3 RSR – Marc Goossens/Marco Holzer.
  • GruppeM Eterniti Racing – Porsche 997 GT3 RSR – Stephen Jelley/TBA.
  • AF Corse – Ferrari F458 Italia – Giancarlo Fisichella/TBA.
  • AF Corse – Ferrari F458 Italia – TBA/TBA.
  • JMW Motorsport – Ferrari F458 Italia – Rob Bell/TBA.
  • Hankook Team Farnbacher – Ferrari F458 Italia – Dominik Farnbacher/Allan Simonsen.
  • JotaSport AMR – Aston Martin Vantage GT2 – Simon Dolan/Simon Hancock.

GTE-AM

  • CRS Racing- Ferrari F430 GT2 – Phil Quaife/Michael Lyons.
  • AF Corse – Ferrari F430 GT2 – Piergiuseppe Perazzini/Marco Cioci.
  • JMB Racing – Ferraro F430 GT2 – Manu Rodriguez/Dino Lunardi.
  • Felbermayr Proton – Porsche 997 GT3 RSR – TBA/TBA.
  • IMSA Performance Matmut – Porsche 997 GT3 RSR – Raymond Narac/Nicolas Armindo.

FLM

  • Hope PoleVision Racing – Oreca FLM 09 – Michael Tinguely/TBA.
  • Neil Garner Motorsport – Oreca FLM 09 – TBA/TBA.
  • Genoa Racing – Oreca FLM 09 – Eric Lux/Elton Julian/Christian Zugel.
  • JMB Racing – Oreca FLM09 – Maurice Basso/TBA.
  • Pegasus Racing – Oreca FLM 09 – Mirco Schultis/Patrick Simon.

LMP1: 6   LMP2: 11   GTE-PRO: 9   GTE-AM: 5   FLM: 5

LMS: Full-time Return for Pescarolo Team.

 

Pescarolo Sport's Pescarolo 01-Evo during the 2009 1000KM of Okayama.

Pescarolo Sport's Pescarolo 01-Evo during the 2009 1000KM of Okayama. - Image Courtesy John Dagys / SpeedTV.com

Following the purchase of the defunct PescaroloSport operation and its assets by Nicolet and Rivière late last year, and it’s subsequent return to the hands of Henri Pescarolo (covered here), the newly named Pescarolo Team effort is beginning to gain momentum.

Having wasted little time regaining control, Pescarolo immediately began sourcing partners for the team’s 2011 programme and, following many positive releases in regards to sponsorship, details of Pescarolo Team’s LMS effort for the coming season are beginning to emerge. The most recent of which, are details of the squad’s new (and, at the same time old) driver lineup.

As many had already speculated, former Porsche and Corvette factory driver Emmanuel Collard returns to the squad. Having experienced his last prototype outing at the reigns of the class-winning Team Essex RS Spyder during the 2009 edition of the Le Mans 24 Hour, the announcement marks a return to the LMP ranks for the Frenchman after a season of part-time driving with the US-based Pratt & Miller outfit.

In the spirit of maintaining an all French outfit, Pescarolo stalwart and endurance ace, Christophe Tinseau has been named as the team’s second driver, rejoining the Pescarolo ranks after its twelve month absence. Details of a third driver for the season’s extended endurance events are not yet known.

Certain technical details regarding the team’s package are already known. With Henri Pescarolo having already announced a desire to continue operating a grandfathered version of the outfit’s now well known Pescarolo-01 chassis. PescaroloTeam is also believed to have been provided special dispensation by the ACO to utilise Judd’s 5.5L V10 powerplant throughout the 2011 season.

PescaroloTeam have signaled their desire to compete in both the 2011 Le Mans Series, and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Although opting against participating in the ACO’s new Intercontinental Le Mans Cup series in favour of a gradual and stable rebirth, Pescarolo has stated his intent to take part in future iterations of the ILMC.