Le Mans 24-hour race list issued

Fifty-five entrants, with eight reserve cars, will be competing in the test day, for the 76th Le Mans 24-hour race, on June 1st.

The prelude day gives the chance for the teams and drivers to prepare ahead of the race on June 14th and June 15th.

F1 drivers such as Jacques Villeneuve and Alexander Wurz representing Peugeot, Olivier Panis in a Judd-powered LM P1 prototype from Courage-Oreca, and seven-time Le Mans winner, Tom Kristensen, representing Audi will ensure a fascinating competition.

Olivier Panis, winner of the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix, said: "No driver can remain indifferent to the magnetic pull exercised by the Le Mans 24 Hours."

Jacques Villeneuve is hoping to pull off an audacious quadruple motoring victory – having already won the Indianapolis 500 and the Cart Championship in 1995 and the F1 World Championship title in 1997, adding the endurance Le Mans 24 hours to his achievements would guarantee him a unique set of drivers’ firsts.

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