The Automobile Club de l’Ouest have confirmed a 60 strong line up of cars are confirmed for the 2017 running of the greatest race on earth, the Le Mans 24 Hours this June 17th. 2017 will mark the first time a works Audi prototype will be missing from the grid for the first time in 18 years, as the disappointingly low in number LM P1 field look to battle it out for victory honours in the greatest endurance race of them all. Despite the lacklustre turnout in the main prototype class, 2017 will still see a staggering 179 drivers from 31 different countries hoping to take part in the race, representing the 41 teams across 60 cars and four different classes of vehicle. In the event headlining LM P1 classification we will be seeing six different cars taking part, with defending WEC champions Porsche expected to head the field against arch rivals Toyota once again, whilst a recently bolstered LM P2 class see continual growth in numbers with the confirmation that 25 cars will be taking to the grid next month, including such teams as former Grand Prix outfit Manor Motorsport and big name motorsport returnee's Signatech Alpine squad. As has been the trend in world motorsport of recent years, the LM GTE Pro field shows some exceptionally strong team / driver / car combinations once again, with 13 cars signed up to take part representing such important brands as Ford, Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and Chevrolet. Multiple World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx will again be looking to add a Le Mans victory to his enviable CV in the Ford GT, whilst veteran racer and former McLaren Grand Prix driver Jan Magnussen once again steps into the cockpit of the bright yellow Chevrolet Corvette C7.R LM GTE Am will be made up of 16 cars for the race, and despite the misleading AM classification the field will once again consist of some impressive driving talent, including another former Formula One Grand Prix driver of note in the case of Mr. eyebrows himself, Pedro Lamy. Formally of Lotus fame, Lamy will once again be piloting his trusty Aston Marin Vantage with teammates Paul Dalla Lama and son of three time Formula One World Champion Mathius Lauda. Despite a grid perhaps less packed full of talent than has been previously the case, the 2017 running of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours should once again be the highlight of many fans motorsport calendar. As usual we will be running full and uninterrupted live stream coverage of the event, so stay tuned for the big race build up and get ready to sit back and watch the action unfold for another great racing spectacle! Check out the attached PDF entry list for a full rundown of the cars, teams and drivers expected to take part in the race. For more on the big wide world of motorsport, check out the RaceDepartment Motorsports sub forum and get hooked up with your fellow racing enthusiasts to discuss the sport we all love! Looking forward to Le Mans? Do you think the lack of LM P1 cars will have a negative impact on the event? Who would you like to see come out on top at the end of the race? Let us know in the comments section below!