The top LMH class will see four Hypercars competing, reigning champions Toyota Gazoo Racing’s pair of GR010s and two Glickenhaus 007 LMHs, alongside the grandfathered Alpine A480 LMP1 car.
The largest section of the grid will be made up by LMP2 cars, 25 in total, made up in the large majority of 24 Oreca 07s. Competing alongside the dominant Oreca will be a single Ligier JSP17 entered by Racing Team India Eurasia.
LMP2 will again be split into two sections, with two different winners crowned. “LMP2” will see purely Silver to Platinum-rated drivers compete, while each cars in “LMP2 Pro/Am” must have at least one Bronze driver driving.
Highlights of the LMP2 field include the Le Mans debut of eight-time WRC champion Sebastien Ogier – racing in the #1 Richard Mille Racing Oreca – and Penske’s return to Le Mans with Dane Cameron, Emmanuel Collard and Felipe Nasr.
Yifei Ye, freshly signed to race for Porsche, returns to LMP2 after his storming run in 2021, now joining Cool Racing, while former Formula E champion Antonio Felix Da Costa races again for Jota. Former F1 drivers Robert Kubica and Esteban Gutierrez also race, for Prema and Inter Europol respectively.