Algarve Pro Racing will take part in the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours

Two teams have withdrawn from the 2016 Le Mans 24 hours on 18-19 June.

Algarve Pro Racing will take part in the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours
#25 Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JSP2: Michael Munemann, Dean Koutsoumidis, Jamie Winslow
#25 Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JSP2: Michael Munemann, Dean Koutsoumidis, James Winslow
#25 Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JSP2 Nissan: Michael Munemann, James Winslow, Andrea Roda
#25 Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JSP2 Nissan: Michael Munemann, James Winslow, Andrea Roda
#25 Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JSP2 Nissan: Michael Munemann, James Winslow, Andrea Roda
#25 Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JSP2: Michael Munemann, Dean Koutsoumidis, James Winslow
#25 Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JSP2: Michael Munemann, Dean Koutsoumidis, James Winslow
#25 Algarve Pro Racing Ligier JSP2 Nissan: Michael Munemann, James Winslow, Andrea Roda

The no. 59 Aston Martin Vantage V8 entered by TDS Racing in LM GTE Am will not start the 84th event and the first reserve Greaves Motorsport (no. 45 Gibson 015S-Nissan in LM P2) has cried off. Thus, Portuguese squad Algarve Pro Racing’s no. 25 Ligier JS P2-Nissan has been invited to start the race.

The Portuguese team managed by Samantha Cox, which was second on the reserve list in February when the entries for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours were announced, has taken advantage of the withdrawal of TDS Racing and first reserve, Greaves Motorsport, and has been invited to take part in the Sarthe classic on 18th June.

The no. 25 Ligier JS P2-Nissan, second in the 2015/2016 Asian Le Mans Series and 12th in the 2015 European Le Mans Series, will compete in both these series in 2016. For the Le Mans 24 Hours the first nominated driver is Michael Munemann.

Thus, the field for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours breaks down as follows: 9 LM P1s, 23 LM P2s, 14 LM GTE Pros, 13 LM GTE Ams and 1 CDNT (the car in the 56th garage) – 33 prototypes and 27 GTs, a total of 60 cars at the start.

More withdrawals

There are two more withdrawals from the reserve list. The no. 53 Riley Motorsports’ SRT Viper GTS-R and the no. 87 Proton Competition’s Porsche 911 RSR have both turned down the invitation.

The reserve list now consists of 6 teams, four LM P2s and two LM GTEs. They will be allowed to race in keeping with the order of the list depending on further withdrawals.

The test day will be held on 5th June before the Le Mans 24 Hours. This day of free practice is reserved, and obligatory, for the 60 entrants (teams and cars) entered for the Le Mans 24 Hours, and for drivers who have never raced in the event, or who have not been on the list of confirmed drivers since 2011.

Scrutineering will begin on Sunday 12th June at 14h30 until 19h30 and will continue the next day (13th June) between 10h00 and 18h00.

Free practice will be held on Wednesday 15th June between 16h00 and 20h00.

Qualifying is on Wednesday between 22h00-midnight and Thursday 16th June, 19h00-21h00 and 22h00-midnight.

The start of the 84th Le Mans 24 Hours will be given on Saturday 18th June at 15h00.

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