2021 Le Mans 24 Hours Entry Updated – Hub Auto Name All-Star GTE Pro Crew

Heikki Kovalainen
Heikki Kovalainen

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A revised entry list for the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours released today lists Le Mans debutants, Heikki Kovalainen and Nick Cassidy alongside 2017 GTE Le Mans winner and GT3 race star Dries Vanthoor in the #72 Hub Auto Porsche 911 RSR-19.

Ex F1 star Kovalainen, who won the Hungarian GP in 2008 during his time with McLaren, has since gone on to ply his trade in Japan where he scored the Super GT Championship win for Lexus Team SARD in 2016.

Cassidy also has significant racing success in Japan on his already impressive cv – he succeeded Kovalainen as Super GT Champion in 2017 and finished as Championship runner-up in both 2018 and 2019, the latter year also finishing runner-up in Super Formula before taking the highly competitive single-seater title in 2020.

Vanthoor, younger brother of Porsche factory driver Laurens, won the Le Mans GTE Am class in 2017 but is better known thus far for success in GT3 with Audi for whom he has scored overall wins in both the Bathurst 12 Hour and Nurburgring 24 Hours.

Amongst other drivers now confirmed on the entry are Marco Seefried at Absolute Racing in GTE Am and Mikkel Jensen in Kessel’s GTE AM Ferrari collaboration with Car Guy.

Hypercar

7 TOYOTA GAZOO RACING Toyota GR010 – Hybrid – Mike Conway (GBR) P Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) P Jose Maria Lopez (ARG) P

8 WEC TOYOTA GAZOO RACING Toyota GR010 – Hybrid Sébastien Buemi (CHE) P Kazuki Nakajima (JPN) P Brendon Hartley (NZL) P

36 ALPINE ELF MATMUT Alpine A480 – Gibson André Negrão (BRA) G Nicolas Lapierre (FRA) P Matthieu Vaxiviere (FRA) G

708 GLICKENHAUS RACING Glickenhaus 007 LMH Gustavo Menezes (USA) G Romain Dumas (FRA) P

709 GLICKENHAUS RACING Glickenhaus 007 LMH Ryan Briscoe (AUS) P Richard Westbrook (GBR) P

LMP2

1 RICHARD MILLE RACING TEAM Oreca 07 – Gibson Tatiana Calderon (COL) S Sophia Floersch (DEU) S Beitske Visser (NLD) S

17 IDEC SPORT Oreca 07 – Gibson Pro/Am Dwight Merriman (USA) B Kyle Tilley (GBR) S Ryan Dalziel (GBR) G

20 HIGH CLASS RACING Oreca 07 – Gibson Pro/Am Dennis Andersen (DNK) B

21 DRAGONSPEED USA Oreca 07 – Gibson Pro/Am Henrik Hedman (SWE) B Juan Pablo Montoya (COL) P Ben Hanley (GBR) G

22 UNITED AUTOSPORTS USA Oreca 07 – Gibson Philip Hanson (GBR) G Fabio Scherer (CHE) S Filipe Albuquerque (PRT) P

23 UNITED AUTOSPORTS Oreca 07 – Gibson Paul Di Resta (GBR) P Alex Lynn (GBR) P

24 PR1 MOTORSPORTS MATHIASEN Oreca 07 – Gibson Pro/Am Patrick Kelly (USA) B

25 G-DRIVE RACING Aurus 01 – Gibson Pro/Am John Falb (USA) B Roberto Merhi (ESP) P Rui Andrade (PRT) S

26 G-DRIVE RACING Aurus 01 – Gibson Roman Rusinov (RAF) G Franco Colapinto (ARG) S Nyck de Vries (NED) P

28 JOTA Oreca 07 – Gibson Sean Gelael (IDN) S Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) P Tom Blomqvist (GBR) P

29 RACING TEAM NEDERLAND Oreca 07 – Gibson Pro/Am Frits Van Eerd (NLD) B Giedo Van Der Garde (NLD) P Job Van Uitert (NLD) G

30 DUQUEINE TEAM Oreca 07 – Gibson René Binder (AUT) S Memo Rojas (MEX) G Tristan Gommendy (FRA) P

31 TEAM WRT Oreca 07 – Gibson Robin Frijns (NLD) P Ferdinand Habsburg (AUT) G Charles Milesi (FRA) S

32 UNITED AUTOSPORTS Oreca 07 – Gibson Nicolas Jamin (FRA) G Johnathan Abedein (ZAF) G

34 INTER EUROPOL COMPETITION Oreca 07 – Gibson Jakub Smiechowski (POL) S Renger Van dez Zande (NLD) G Alex Brundle (GBR) G

38 JOTA Oreca 07 – Gibson Roberto Gonzalez (MEX) S Antonio Felix Da Costa (PRT) P Anthony Davidson (GBR) P

39 SO24-DIROB BY GRAFF Oreca 07 – Gibson Pro/Am Vincent Capillaire (FRA) S Arnold Robin (FRA) B Maxime Robin (FRA) S

41 TEAM WRT Oreca 07 – Gibson Robert Kubica (POL) P Louis Delétraz (CHE) G Yifei Ye (CHN) S

44 ARC BRATISLAVA Ligier JSP217 – Gibson Pro/Am Miroslav Konopka (SVK) B

48 IDEC SPORT Oreca 07 – Gibson Paul Lafargue (FRA) S Paul-Loup Chatin (FRA) G Patrick Pilet (FRA) P

49 HIGH CLASS RACING Oreca 07 – Gibson Anders Fjordbach (DNK) S Kevin Magnussen (DNK) P Jan Magnussen (DNK) G

65 PANIS RACING Oreca 07 – Gibson Julien Canal (FRA) S Will Stevens (BBR) P James Allen (AUS) G

70 REALTEAM RACING Oreca 07 – Gibson Pro/Am Esteban Garcia (CHE) B Loic Duval (FRA) P Norman Nato (FRA) G

74 RACING TEAM INDIA EURASIA Ligier JSP217 – Gibson Pro/Am Narain Karthikeyan (IND) G Arjun Maini (IND) G *

82 RISI COMPETIZIONE Oreca 07 – Gibson Ryan Cullen (GBR) S Oliver Jarvis (GBR) P Felipe Nasr (BRA) P

LMGTE Pro

51 AF CORSE Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Alessandro Pier Guidi (ITA) P James Calado (GBR) P Come Ledogar (FRA) P

52 AF CORSE Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Daniel Serra (BRA) P Miguel Molina (ESP) P Davide Rigon (ITA) P

63 CORVETTE RACING Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Antonio Garcia (ESP) P Jordan Taylor (USA) P Nicky Catsburg (NLD) P

64 CORVETTE RACING Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Tommy Milner (USA) P Nick Tandy (GBR) P Alexander Sims (GBR) P

72 HUB AUTO RACING Porsche 911 RSR – 19 Heiki Kovaleinen (FIN) P, Nick Cassidy (NZL) G Dries Vanthoor (BEL) G

79 WEATHERTECH RACING Porsche 911 RSR – 19 Cooper MacNeil (USA) S

91 PORSCHE GT TEAM Porsche 911 RSR – 19 Gianmaria Bruni (ITA) P Richard Lietz (AUT) P Fred Macowiecki (FRA) P

92 PORSCHE GT TEAM Porsche 911 RSR – 19 Kevin Estre (FRA) P Neel Jani (CHE) P Michael Christensen (DEN) P

LMGTE Am

18 ABSOLUTE RACING Porsche 911 RSR – 19 Andrew Haryanto (IDN) B Alessio Picariello (BEL) G Marco Seefried (DEU) S

33 TF SPORT Aston Martin Vantage AMR Ben Keating (USA) B Dylan Pereira (LUX) S Felipe Fraga (BRA) G

46 TEAM PROJECT 1 Porsche 911 RSR – 19 Dennis Olsen (NOR) G Anders Buchardt (NOR) B

47 CETILAR RACING Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Roberto Lacorte (ITA) B Giorgio Sernagiotto (ITA) S Antonio Fuoco (ITA) G

54 AF CORSE Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Thomas Flohr (CHE) B Francesco Castellacci (ITA) S Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) P

55 SPIRIT OF RACE Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Duncan Cameron (GBR) B David Perel (ZAF) S Matt Griffin (IRL) G ***

56 TEAM PROJECT 1 Porsche 911 RSR – 19 Egidio Perfetti (NOR) B Matteo Cairoli (ITA) G Riccardo Pera (ITA) S

57 KESSEL RACING Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Takeshi Kimura (JPN) B Mikkel Jensen (DEN) G

60 IRON LYNX Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Claudio Schiavoni (ITA) B Paolo Ruberti (ITA) G Raffaele Giammaria (ITA) S

66 JMW MOTORSPORT Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Thomas Neubauer (FRA) S

69 HERBERTH MOTORSPORT Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Alfred Renauer (DEU) S

71 INCEPTION RACING Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Brendan Iribe (USA) B Ollie Millroy (GBR) S Ben Barnicoat (GBR) G

77 DEMPSEY-PROTON RACING Porsche 911 RSR – 19 Christian Ried (DEU) B Jaxon Evans (NZL) S Matt Campbell (AUS) G

80 IRON LYNX Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Matteo Cressoni (ITA) S Rino Mastronardi (ITA) B Andrea Piccini (ITA) G

83 AF CORSE Ferrari 488 GTE EVO François Perrodo (FRA) B Nicklas Nielsen (DNK) G Alessio Rovera (ITA) S

85 IRON LYNX Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Rahel Frey (CHE) S Michelle Gatting (DNK) S

86 GR RACING Porsche 911 RSR – 19 Michael Wainwright (GBR) B Benjamin Barker (GBR) G Tom Gamble (GBR) S

88 DEMPSEY-PROTON RACING Porsche 911 RSR – 19 Julien Andlauer (FRA) G Dominique Bastien (USA) B

95 TF SPORT Aston Martin Vantage AMR John Hartshorne (GBR) B

98 ASTON MARTIN RACING Aston Martin Vantage AMR Paul Dalla Lana (CAN) B

99 PROTON COMPETITION Porsche 911 RSR – 19 Patrick Long (USA) P

388 RINALDI RACING Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Pierre Ehret (DEU) B Christian Hook (GER) B Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED) G **

777 D’STATION RACING Aston Martin Vantage AMR Satoshi Hoshino (JPN) B Tomonobu Fujii (JPN) G Andrew Watson (GBR) S

INNOVATIVE CAR

84 ASSOCIATION SRT41 Oreca 07 – Gibson Takuma Aoki (JPN) S Nigel Bailly (BEL) S Francoise Heriau (FRA) B

Reserve List

62 Am AF CORSE Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Christoph Ulrich (CHE) B Simon Mann (USA) S Sergei Sirotkin (RAF) P

27 P2 ALGARVE PRO RACING Oreca 07 – Gibson Mark Patterson (USA) B Naveen Rao (USA B

59 Am GARAGE 59 Aston Martin Vantage AMR Alexander West (SWE) B

61 Am AF CORSE Ferrari 488 GTE EVO Francesco Piovanetti USA) B

*Believed to be currently more likely to feature John Corbett and Tom Cloet rather than Arjun Maini (TBC)
** Line-up not yet listed officially but confirmed to DSC
*** Official entry suggests Aaron Scott will race – DSC understands that information is out of date

2021 LM24 Entry List – 10 Jun

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