Team LNT has scaled back its entry into the 24 Hours of Le Mans to a single car, with the #5 Ginetta G60-LT-P1 – AER no longer appearing on the entry list for the 88th running of the French endurance classic.
Only the #6 car remains, with Michael Simpson currently its only listed driver. It is joined by the pair of Toyotas, two Rebellions and ByKolles’ ENSO CLM P1/01, which has been promoted from the entry list following the withdrawal of Porsche’s North American entries.
The most recent entry list has seen the field scaled back from 62 to 60 cars, with several entries withdrawing from the race. Performance Tech Motorsports and Rick Ware Racing have both withdrawn from LMP2, while GEAR Racing is also no longer on the entry list.
The all-female entry had previously been upgraded from GTE Am to GTE Pro, but will now no longer be taking part. Two other all-female crews remain on the entry list: the Richard Mille Racing Team LMP2 entry for Katherine Legge, Sophia Floersch and Tatiana Calderon and the GTE Am-entered Iron Lynx Ferrari for Manuela Gostner, Rahel Frey and Michelle Gatting.
High Class Racing has also cut back its LMP2 entry to a single car. The Danish squad was supposed to enter a second ORECA 07-Gibson spearheaded by Corvette veteran Jan Magnussen, but only the #33 WEC entry of Anders Fjordbach, Mark Patterson and Kenta Yamashita now remains.
Three entries have been called up from the reserve list to replace the withdrawn entries. Dragonspeed will be entering a second ORECA 07-Gibson for Henrik Hedman and Ben Hanley, with the third driver shown as IndyCar star Felix Rosenqvist. It has been reported that IMSA ace Renger van der Zande will joined Hedman and Hanley instead, reuniting the trio that last drove together during the 2019 race.
Iron Lynx has added a second Ferrari 488 GTE Evo to its GTE Am entry for Claudio Schiavoni, Sergio Pianezzola and Andrea Piccini, while Team Project 1 fields a third Porsche 911 RSR in the same class next to its two regular WEC entries. David Kolkmann is currently the only listed driver.
The reduction from 62 to 60 cars can be explained by the removal of D’Station Racing’s GTE Am Aston Martin and the second Inter Europol Competition Ligier from the reserve list, meaning only two of the withdrawn entries have not been replaced.