Le Mans: Class breakdown by car

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This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans features a bevy of different manufacturers and chassis/engine combinations.

There’s 27 prototypes, split between 9 LMP1 and 17 LMP2 plus the experimental Nissan ZEOD-RC, and 28 GTE cars, split 9-19 between GTE-Pro and GT-Am.

Here’s a breakdown by car:

LMP1 (9): 

  • 3 Audi R18 e-tron quattros, LMP1-H (Nos. 1, 2, 3)
  • 2 Toyota TS040 Hybrids, LMP1-H (Nos. 7, 8)
  • 2 Porsche 919 Hybrids, LMP1-H (Nos. 14, 20)
  • 2 Rebellion R-One Toyotas, LMP1-L (Nos. 12, 13)

LMP2 (17):

  • 5 Oreca 03 Nissans (Nos. 24, 27, 37, 47, 48)
  • 3 Zytek Z11 SN Nissans (Nos. 38, 41, 42)
  • 2 Morgan Nissans (Nos. 26, 29)
  • 2 Morgan Judds (Nos. 43, 50)
  • 2 Ligier JS P2 Nissans (Nos. 35, 46)
  • 1 Ligier JS P2 HPD (No. 33)
  • 1 Oreca 03 Judd (No. 34)
  • 1 Alpine A450 Nissan (No. 36)

GTE-Pro (9):

  • 3 Ferrari F458 Italias (Nos. 51, 52, 71)
  • 2 Corvette C7.Rs (Nos. 73, 74)
  • 2 Porsche 911 RSRs (Nos. 91, 92)
  • 2 Aston Martin Vantages (Nos. 97, 99)

GTE-Am (19):

  • 11 Ferrari F458 Italias (Nos. 53, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 66, 70, 72, 81, 90)
  • 4 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (Nos. 67, 75, 76, 79)
  • 2 Porsche 911 RSR (Nos. 77, 88)
  • 2 Aston Martin Vantage (Nos. 95, 98)

Garage 56 (1):

  • Nissan ZEOD-RC (No. 0)

Nissan leads the way in terms of engines as it supplies 13 of the 17 cars in LMP2, and has the experimental Nissan ZEOD-RC. Ferrari, with 14, leads the GTE ranks.

Also of note, all cars run on Michelin tires except in LMP2. Only Cars 24, 27, 33, 37 and 50 run on Michelins in LMP2, so there’s 12 Dunlop entries out of 17 cars.

But making up the balance, that’s 43 Michelin-shod cars in the field of 55 compared to 12 Dunlops.

Starting lineup grid for IMSA Petit Le Mans: Tom Blomqvist puts MSR on pole position

Petit Le Mans lineup
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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship contender Tom Blomqvist put the Meyer Shank Racing Acura at the front of the starting lineup for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Road Atlanta.

Blomqvist turned a 1-minute, 8.55-second lap on the 2.54-mile circuit Friday to capture his third pole position for MSR this season. Earl Bamber qualified second in the No. 02 Cadillac for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Ricky Taylor was third in the No. 10 Acura of Wayne Taylor Racing, which enters Saturday’s season finale with a 19-point lead over the No. 60 of Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis (who will be joined by Helio Castroneves) for the 10-hour race.

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With the pole, MSR sliced the deficit to 14 points behind WTR, which will field the trio of Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque and Brendon Hartley in Saturday’s race.

“We really needed to put the car in this kind of position,” Blomqvist said. “It makes our life a little less stressful tomorrow. It would have given the No. 10 a bit more breathing space. It’s going to be a proper dogfight tomorrow. The guys gave me such a great car. It’s been fantastic this week so far, and it really came alive. I’m hugely thankful to the boys and girls at MSR for giving me the wagon today to execute my job.

“That was a big effort from me. I knew how important it was. It’s just awesome for the guys to give them some sort of reward as well. It’s always nice to be quick. If you do the pole, you know you’ve got a quick car.”

Though WTR has a series-leading four victories with the No. 10, MSR won the Rolex 24 at Daytona and has five runner-up finishes along with its three poles.

The strong performances of the ARX-05s ensure that an Acura will win the final championship in IMSA’s premier Daytona Prototype international (DPi) division, which is being rebranded as Grand Touring Prototype in the move to LMDh cars next season.

Taylor qualified third despite sliding into the Turn 5 gravel during the closing minutes of qualifying while pushing to gain points.

“Qualifying was important for points,” Taylor said. “Going into it, if we outqualified the No. 60 Meyer Shank Acura, they had a lot to lose in terms of championship points. So, we were trying to increase the gap over 20 points which would’ve made a big difference for tomorrow. We would have loved to get the pole and qualify ahead of the No. 60, but in the scheme of the points, it didn’t change a whole lot. I’m feeling good since it’s such a long race, and the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura team does such a good job strategizing and putting us in a good position.

“I’m very confident in our lineup and our team compared to them over the course of 10 hours. I’d put my two teammates up against those guys any day. I think we are all feeling optimistic and strong for tomorrow.”

In other divisions, PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports (LMP2), Riley Motorsports (LMP3), VasserSullivan (GTD Pro) and Paul Miller Racing (GTD) captured pole positions.

The broadcast of the 10-hour race will begin Saturday at 12:10-3 p.m. ET on NBC, moving at 7 p.m. to USA Network. Peacock will have flag-to-flag coverage.


QUALIFYING

Results

Results by class

Fastest lap by driver

Fastest lap by driver after qualifying

Fastest lap by driver and class after qualifying

Fastest lap sequence in qualifying

Best sector times in qualifying

Time cards in qualifying

PRACTICE RESULTS: Session I l Session II l Session III