Five Aston Martin GTEs confirmed for Le Mans with still two in reserve (UPDATED)

Monday, February 27, 2023


Five confirmed and another two more on the reserve list was the conclusion of this afternoons announcement from the ACO regarding this year’s entry into the centenary event of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Three Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTE powered teams were already taken as a given considering their full season entry within season 11 of the World Endurance Championship with the fourth automatic entry coming from the Danish GMB Motorsport team for their class win last year within the Le Mans Cup Series.

Defending WEC GTE Am Class winner TF Sport get another automatic entry which has gone to their all French European Le Mans AMR Vantage GTE entry of Valentin Hasse-Clot and brothers Arnold and Maxime Robin for the fifth confirmed entry.

That has meant that TF Sport’s gentleman driver John Hartshorne has again missed out despite his continued participation within both the Asian Le Mans Series and European Le Mans Series, but they do claim a place within the ten strong, multi-class reserve list in eight, two places above another speculative entry request from the American Heart of Racing team in tenth.

Just a couple of queries arising from today’s announcement in that the #25 ORT by TF Sport has just Ahmad Al Harthy listed aboard that car when their WEC entry line up has already been announced with Charlie Eastwood and Michael Dinan as well as the #777 D’Station Racing car lists Charlie Fagg with both Satoshi Hoshino and Tomonobu Fujii instead of the WEC third driver of Casper Stevenson. All other driver line ups (as far as we know) remain constant across both the WEC and LM24 entries.


TF Sport have since confirmed an error on the part of the ACO at yesterdays issuing of their 2023 LM24 entry list that contained the name of Charlie Fagg alongside the #777 D'Station Racing AMR entry. 

Fagg has recently been reclassified as being a Gold ranked driver making him so cannot race for the team this year anyway and that Casper Stevenson will indeed be racing with the team/crew in both the WEC and LM24 as previously confirmed.

Photo credits – Teams
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