Race fans attending the 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta on October 1st, 2011 will witness the largest and most spectacular field in the history of this prestigious international endurance race, setting the stage for unprecedented excitement and a nail-biting season ending championship race.
The elite grid is due in part to the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), a new global sports car championship which expands to seven-rounds in 2011 with Petit Le Mans/Road Atlanta being the 6th stop. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (sanctioning body for the Le Mans 24 Hours) announced that the ILMC will feature an impressive list of 26 entries across 4 categories with teams represented from both Europe and North America.
Audi Sport Team Joest and Team Peugeot Total headline the ILMC entry list in LMP1, each entering a pair of diesel-powered prototypes. Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda will also be the North American Debut for the new, highly anticipated Audi R18. They're joined by a Peugeot 908 from Team ORECA Matmut, Rebellion Racing's Lola B10/60 Toyota, two OAK Racing Oak-Pescarolo Judds and an Aston Martin AMR One.
Thirteen entries are represented in GT with two-car teams from BMW Motorsport, Lotus Jetalliance and Luxury Racing as well as a third Ferrari 458 Italia for Italian GT specialists AF Corse. The GT category also features Ferrari 430s from Krohn Racing, AF Corse and CRS Racing as well as, Larbre Competition's Corvette C6.R, a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR for Team Felbermayr-Proton and Gulf AMR Middle East's Aston Martin Vantage GT2.
Combine these ILMC entries with traditional American Le Mans Series LMP or GT entries and perennial powers likely to include Honda Performance Development, Toyota, Mazda, Aston Martin, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Panoz and Porsche, and you have history in the making with the largest and most elite field ever at Petit Le Mans.
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