Le Mans Classic Group C Entry Now at 48!

A stunning 48-cars are now entered for the Group C race that supports the Le Mans Classic this year - not far away from the grid size of the actual 24-Hours in the Group C era!  

Twelve Porsche 962s of varying vintage are now entered, though sadly there are no 956s currently listed, with eight Spices and host of the more seldom recognised marques who built Group C cars.

A brace of Lancia LC2s from the early 1980s should provide a fine site at the event, while Peter Garrod’s Lola T92/10 will remind anyone present back then of the 1992 24-Hours when two of these Judd V10-powered chassis were entered and one finished, though 80-laps down. The latter period of Group C is also represented by Dominique Geunat’s Peugeot 905 EVO, and the rapid Michael Lyons in his Gebhardt C291.

Some of the lesser spotted cars that have gained entries include a 1982 Sthemo SM, an early C2 racer that retired after 41-laps of the 1984 24-Hours, a 1983 Aba AR2, and its pleasing to see a brace of EMKAs entered.

The Group C race does not form part of the Classic 24-Hours itself with their 45-minute race set for 11.45am on Saturday 9th of July – a fitting prelude to the 24-hours of racing to follow

Provisional Entry in Alphabetical Order by Driver:

Driver(s) / Nationality / Car / Year / Class
BELLETESTE Jean-Marie FRA  MARCH 84G 1984 C1b 
BELLETESTE Romain/PAOLETTI Jean-Jacques FRA/FRA ALBA AR2 1983 C2b 
BROWN Zak/DEAN Richard USA/GBR PORSCHE 962 1986 C1b 
CAMPAGNE Michiel  NLD SPICE SE92 GTP 1992 C3a 
DA ROCHA Frédéric/de THOISY Pierre  FRA/FRA SPICE SE88C 1988 C2a 
de DONCKER Eric BEL  SPICE SE90C 1990 C1a 
DOQUIN Nicolas/JULLY Marc  FRA/FRA TIGA GC286/289 1986 C2a 
DREELAN Tommy  IRL PORSCHE 962 1987 C1a 
EVANS Gareth  GBR NISSAN RC93 1991 C3a 
EYRE Richard  GBR JAGUAR XJR-16 1991 C3a 
FAY Jonathan  GBR TIGA GC287 1986 C2a 
FORT Laurent/SCEMAMA Philippe  FRA/CHE TIGA GC288 1988 C2a 
FRANCE Pierre-Alain/FRANCE Erwin F  FRA/FRA PORSCHE 962C 1990 C1a 
REISINGER Manfred  DEU PORSCHE 962C 1989 C1a 
GADAIS Christophe/GADAIS Mathieu  FRA/FRA STHEMO SM 1984 C2b 
GARROD Peter  GBR LOLA T92/10 1992 C3a 
GUENAT Dominique  CHE PEUGEOT 905 EV1 Bis 1993 C3a 
GUERRA Massimo/SINGER Paul  ITA/HUN GKW 862 1988 C3b 
HADDON Andrew  GBR JAGUAR XJR-12 1990 C1a 
HOPE Richard  GBR EMKA C83/1 1983 C1b 
INGLESSIS John/TRICHAS Antonius GRE/GRE PORSCHE 962C 1990 C1a 
KUBOTA Katsu  JPN NISSAN R90 CK 1990 C1a 
KUNIE Hisashi/KIMIHIRO Yashiro JPN/JPN TOYOTA 85C 1985 C1b 
LECOURT Michel/NARAC Raymond   FRA/FRA PORSCHE 962C 1987 C1a 
LECOURT Michel/NARAC Raymond  FRA/FRA PORSCHE 962C 1990 C1a 
LENDOUDIS Kriton  GRE MERCEDES-BENZ C11 1990 C1a 
LINDBERG Henrik  DNK PORSCHE 962 1989 C1a 
LYNN Shaun  GBR MERCEDES-BENZ C11 1990 C1a 
LYONS Frank/LYONS Michael  IRL/GBR ALD C289 1989 C2a 
LYONS Michael  GBR GEBHARDT C91 1992 C3a 
MARIS Erik  FRA PEUGEOT 905 EV1 Bis 1992 C3a 
MERLIN Jean-Marc  FRA SPICE SE90C 1990 C1a 
MONTEIRO Manuel PRT PORSCHE 962 1990 C1a 
MR JOHN OF B  FRA LANCIA LC2 1985 C1b 
MR JOHN OF B  FRA RONDEAU M382 1982 C1b 
NAKAS George  AUS PORSCHE 962 1987 C1a 
PERRIER Christian  FRA MARCH 85G 1985 C1b 
PIGUET Julien  FRA SPICE SE89C 1989 C2a 
RICKENBACHER Eric  CHE CHEETAH G606 1989 C1a 
ROCHER Romain/BURNICHON Guy  FRA/FRA TIGA GC288 1988 C2a 
ROUSSELOT Pierre-François  FRA SPICE SE89C 1990 C2a 
SCHLEIFER Peter DEU MARCH 84G 1984 C1b 
SCOTT Aaron  GBR SPICE SE86 1986 C2a 
STRIJDER Mischa NLD PORSCHE 962C 1991 C3a 
SUMMERS Tim   GBR LANCIA LC2 1984 C1b 
TANDY Steve   GBR SPICE SE90 GTP 1990 C1a 
TITFORD Douglas/REEVES Trevor GBR/GBR EMKA C84/1 1985 C1b 
VERCOUTERE Ivan/KELLENERS Ralf FRA/DEU PORSCHE 962C 1990 C1a