The Classic Le Mans entry list is always a sight to behold, with the paddocks full of cars that competed at the Circuit de la Sarthe through the era’s. Most of the cars entered will have originally raced at Le Mans in period. 2018 is no exception, take a look at the most recent publicised entry list. The action starts from 3pm on Saturday 7th July and runs through to 3pm on Sunday 8th July. The racing comprises of six grids that each run three times over the 24-hour period:
To give you a flavour of what to expect in each grid (this is just a small selection of what you will see):
Grid 1 – (1923-1939) BMW 328’s, Lagonda LG45’s, Talbot 105’s, Delage’s, Delahaye’s, Bentley’s
Grid 2 – (1949-1956) Jaguar D-Type’s, Porsche 550’s & 356’s, Healey 100 m’s, AC Ace’s
Grid 3 – (1957-1961) Aston Martin BB4 GT’s, Ferrari 250’s, Birdcage Maserati’s, Lotus XV’s
Grid 4 – (1962-1965) GT40’s, Cobra’s, Ferrari 250 LM’s, Low Drag E-Type’s, Porsche 904’s
Grid 5 – (1966-1971) Ferrari 512’s, Porsche 917’s, Chevron B19, Lola T70’s, Mk II GT40’s
Grid 6 – (1972-1981) Porsche 911 RSR’s, BMW 3.0 CSL’s, De Tomaso Pantera’s, Datsun 240Z’s
And it doesn’t stop there, new grids and demonstrations on the Classic Le Mans entry list programme are:
Global Endurance Legends formed in 2017 to bring owners of GT and Prototype cars from the 90’s through to 2010 together. Expect to see McLaren F1 GTR’s, Ferrari F40’s, 360’s & 430’s, Audi R8’s, Chrysler Viper’s and much more.
Porsche Classic Race Le Mans – this is set to be a veritable feast of Porsche race cars through the ages all on one grid. Everything from 356’s, the popular 2 litre SWB 911’s through to beastly 356’s and RSR’s as well as 70’s prototypes. This will be quite a sight.
Equally as exciting is the ‘Jaguar Classic Challenge’ open to all pre-66 models: XK series, C-type, D-Type, Mk 1’s & mk 2’s as well as early E-Types.
Back due to it’s popularity is the Group C race set to take place on Saturday morning. The iconic Group C cars ran during the late 80’s and early 90’s, famous for their ground effect aerodynamics they are devastatingly fast both through the corners and down the straights, reaching top speeds way north of 300 km/h.
We think you’ll agree the Classic Le Mans entry list makes for a mouth-watering programme of racing.
There is still time to book we have spaces in both our private and public campsites, our Flexhotel situated in the middle of the circuit and also in our carefully selected hotels and chateaux. Ferries are getting booked up very quickly too. Call 0844 873 0203 to discuss.