The 88th model of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 19/20 September might perhaps perhaps be Spherical 7 of the 2019/20 FIA World Patience Championship. The 60-automobile grid for the sector’s most illustrious endurance speed will characteristic 29 corpulent season FIA WEC entries all the procedure via the four classes with a most of 39 championship aspects on offer in what might perhaps per chance per chance presumably also steal who will change into world champions at the season finale in Bahrain in November.
The 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans might perhaps perhaps be held at the support of closed doorways for the main time for the reason that main speed in 1923 attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. It is additionally totally the second time in the history of the occasion that it has been held in September.
In LMP1 a whole of six autos will line up on the grid with championship leaders Jose Maria Lopez, Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway starting in the no7 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050-hybrid. They’re at the second 12 aspects ahead of their teammates Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley, who personal all received the 24 Hours of Le Mans no decrease than once.
Double speed winners Bruno Senna, Norman Nato and Gustavo Menezes might perhaps perhaps be racing in the no1 Rise up Racing R13-Gibson and the trio are staunch 16 aspects at the support of the crew of the no8 Toyota in the championship standings.
The no6 Crew LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1-AER is the fourth WEC eligible automobile on the LMP1 grid, with Michael Gibson, Christopher Dyson and 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Man Smith. The LMP1 grid is carried out by a second Rise up Racing R13 and the Bykolles Racing Enso CLM P1/01-Gibson.
Within the FIA World Patience GTE Championship, it is all over once more a combat between Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche, with three-time winners Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen heading the aspects table in the no95 Aston Martin Racing Vantage on 127 aspects. The Danes might perhaps perhaps be joined for the twice around the clock speed by Britain’s Richard Westbrook.
Reigning world champions Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen are at the second second on 108 aspects and so that they’ll be joined in the no92 Porsche 911 RSR-19 by Belgium’s Laurens Vanthoor. 2017 world champions James Calado and Alessendro Pier Guidi are third on 95 aspects in the no51 Ferrari 488 GTE EVO, with Brazil’s Daniel Serra becoming a member of them once more, and might perhaps per chance per chance presumably also mute be hoping to repeat the 2019 LMGTE Pro victory at the extinguish of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The LMGTE Pro grid will additionally characteristic two American groups, the no63 Weathertech Racing Ferrari 488 GTE EVO and the no82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE EVO.
The LMP2 class is the most intriguing of the four grids, with 24 autos entered, of which 8 are eligible for championship aspects.
The no22 United Autosports Oreca 07-Gibson of Filipe Albuquerque, Phil Hanson and Paul Di Resta has received the last three races, two from pole build aside, and the trio might perhaps perhaps be taking a leer so as to add the ‘neatly-behaved one’ to their 2020 season tally. Albuquerque and Hanson at the second lead the championship standings on 120 aspects, whereas Di Resta is second on 105 aspects after lacking the speed in Japan.
The no37 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca of Ho-Pin Tung, Will Stevens and Gaby Aubry is second in the aspects standings, with Ho-Pin Tung and Will Stevens on 98 aspects, whereas Aubry is on 91 aspects, staunch one level at the support of the Racing Crew Nederland pairing of Giedo Van Der Garde and Frits Van Eerd. The 6 Hours of Fuji winners being joined all over once more for Le Mans by 2019 FIA Formula 2 champion Nyck De Vries.
The LMGTE Am class will characteristic 22 automobile for the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans with precisely half of the grid being eligible for FIA WEC aspects.
The no83 AF Corse Ferrari 488 of Emmanuel Collard, Francois Perrodo and Nicklas Nielsen is the most up-to-date championship leaders on 110 aspects with two speed wins to this point this season. They’re 12 aspects ahead of the no90 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage of Charlie Eastwood, Jonny Adam and Salih Yoluc, who personal three speed wins to this point from the main six races.
The no57 Crew Project One Porsche 911 RSR is at the second third on 81.5 aspects, the reigning LMGTE AM championship winning group fielding Ben Keating, Felipe Fraga and Jeroen Bleekemolen in the no57 automobile, whereas reigning class champion Egidio Perfetti is joined by Larry Ten Voorde and Matteo Cairoli in the no56 Porsche.
Additionally, on the grid are two autos supported by the FIA Ladies in Motorsport, the main time that two all-female crews personal entered the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the reason that mid 70s and in the LMP2 class for the main time.
The no50 Richard Mille Racing Crew Oreca-Gibson will characteristic Columbia’s Tatiana Calderon and Germany’s Sophia Flörsch, with the third driver mute to be confirmed following Katherine Legge’s accident in the European Le Mans Series opener at Le Castellet in July.
The no85 Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GTE EVO of Manuela Gostner, Rahel Frey and Michelle Gatting is entered in the ultra-competitive LMGTE AM class and this might perhaps be their second 24 Hours of Le Mans as a crew.
The 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans will happen on Saturday 19th and establish at 14h30 on Sunday 20th September.