The 44th 24 Hours of Le Mans, the opening race of the 2021 season, is set to be an intense and thrilling affair on Saturday 17 April. A total of 52 teams will line up on the starting grid for the race, including 35 full season entries, demonstrating the continued development of the FIM World Endurance Championship.
52 machines line up at the start line.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2021 will once again be a no-show event due to the global health scare caused by the new coronavirus outbreak, but the starting grid is expected to be a lively one. On Saturday, April 17, at noon Central European Summer Time (CET) (19:00 GMT), 52 machines will line up on the starting line at the Bugatti Circuit for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Only 38 teams took part in the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans.
With 35 teams already signed up to compete in the full season, the potential of the competing teams is even better. This makes it even clearer that the 2021 FIM World Endurance Championship is more developed than ever.
Factory teams from 6 manufacturers participated in the event, including Yoshimura SERT Motul and F.C.C. TSR Honda France, and other Japanese riders are also increasing their participation. Two Japanese riders, Kazuki Watanabe and Hiroki Takahashi are also on the list of competitors.
Original Source [ EWC x Webike World Endurance Championship support site ]