LMP3 entry grows to 19 for this year’s European Le Mans Series
The LMP3 class has grown to 19 cars for its second season within the European Le Mans Series, with Ligier the dominant manufacturer.
Of the 19 entries on the provisional LMP3 list, 18 are the French firm’s new JS P3 chassis, with the sole remaining car being an Ave-riley machine entered by Murphy Prototypes. LMP3 trailblazer Ginetta has no cars entered, despite making up the entirety of the LMP3 market for most of last season.
Many teams have switched away from running the Leedsbuilt chassis after a dispute between it and powertrain supplier Oreca. Sources have now confirmed this dispute has been resolved, so Ginettas could return to the grid for the start of the new season at Silverstone on April 16.
Alongside its 18 LMP3 entries, Ligier also has eight LMP2 chassis, meaning it will supply 60 per cent of the field.