Champions from multiple categories of racing, a whole bunch of exotic GT cars with considerable works support, LMGTE Pro is arguably the hardest fought category of LM24. Aston Martin look set to be one of the headline manufacturers at Le Mans this year, the British marque bringing two of the striking new Vantage AMR machines to the 24 hour classic. With the beautiful Vantage AMR taking its first baby steps in the world of top level GT racing, Aston Martin will have their work cut out to make inroads at the head of what is set to be a fiercely fought category. Defending champions Ganassi will once again be strongly represented on the grid next weekend, the legendary American team fielding no less than four of the exceptionally competitive Ford GT machines, two under the Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK banner and a further two cars flying the colours of the United States. Both teams look to be in with a serious chance of LMGTE PRO honours, with some of the very best GT drivers looking to try their luck under the legendary Ganassi name. For the UK the team will be spearheaded by multiple World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx. The 43-year-old Gurnseyman teaming up with none other than IndyCar star Tony Kannan and fellow Brit Harry Ticknell. For the US side of the operation the two GT's present something of a star line-up. Multiple IndyCar champion Sebastien Bourdais, experienced racer Dirk Muller, American talent Joey Hand and former IndyCar champion Scott Dixon just some of the incredible talent set to be on show at the Circuit de la Sarthe next Saturday and Sunday. With Ford again hitting the event in big numbers, fan favourites Chevrolet will have to work hard to bring the silverware home once again, redoubling their efforts for the big race with some serious talent behind the wheel of the big yellow cars. Jan Magnussen again returns for the team, partnering up with former outright Le Mans winner Marcel Fassler and long time Chevrolet men Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner. Joining this impressive list of drivers for the two CR7.R cars will be DTM star Mike Rockenfeller and Antonio Garcia, forming one of the strongest line ups in any category set to race at Le Mans this year. Not wanting to be out done by their illustrious competition, BMW will head into the event with two works M8 GTE's, looking to put some much needed mileage in the very promising German car as they look to pick up where they left off from the recent World Endurance Championship season. Although apparently lacking slightly in outright speed, BMW have a set of vary capable and experienced drivers, something the German marque will look to leverage into a solid result after 24 hours of racing in France, leaving plenty of pressure on their more established rivals as well as fellow German manufacturer Porsche, who despite running an impressively refreshed 911 GTE, still seem to be a little behind the ball in comparison to their immediate rivals on the run up to Le Mans. Porsche have, for the most part, come with strength in numbers at Le Mans this year, fielding four works cars for an impressive list of established drivers. Without much success from the opening WEC round to celebrate, the German team will be working hard at Le Mans to get their season back on track once again, and with some of the most sought after talent on the grid representing the team, it would be foolish to overlook this long established endurance racing brand for big results come the end of the race. When looking at potential winners, one would be hard pressed to look too far away from Ferrari and AF Corse this season. The Ferrari 488 GTE Evo is proving to be a potent weapon in the hands of AF, and the Italian outfit will surely be looking to build on the strong form displayed so far to take a shot at the big race trophy. Supported by two very well turned out cars featuring a very talented driving strength, including Le Mans rookie and Ferrari Formula One Young Driver Antonio Giovinazzi, it could be a very good event for the popular Italian team... Much like in LMGTE AM, it is practically impossible to predict a winner ahead of the big race next weekend... Provisional LMGTE PRO Grid #51. AF Corse - Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado, Daniel Serra #52. AF Corse - Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Toni Vilander, Pipo Derani, Antonio Giovinazzi #63. Corvette Racing - GM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Jan Magnussen, Antonio García, Mike Rockenfeller #64. Corvette Racing - GM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Oliver Gavin, Marcel Fässler, Tommy Milner #66. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK - Ford GT Stefan Mücke, Olivier Pla, Billy Johnson #67. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK - Ford GT Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell, Tony Kanaan #68. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team USA - Ford GT Joey Hand, Dirk Müller, Sébastien Bourdais #69. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team USA - Ford GT Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Scott Dixon #71. AF Corse - Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Davide Rigon, Sam Bird, Miguel Molina #81. BMW Team MTEK - BMW M8 GTE Martin Tomczyk, Nicky Catsburg, Philipp Eng #82. BMW Team MTEK - BMW M8 GTE Augusto Farfus, António Félix da Costa, Alexander Sims #91. Porsche GT Team - Porsche 911 RSR Richard Lietz - Gianmaria Bruni, Frédéric Makowiecki #92. Porsche GT Team - Porsche 911 RSR Michael Christensen, Kevin Estre, Laurens Vanthoor #93. Porsche GT Team - Porsche 911 RSR Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber #94. Porsche GT Team - Porsche 911 RSR Romain Dumas, Timo Bernhard, Sven Müller #95. Aston Martin Racing - Aston Martin Vantage AMR Marco Sørensen, Nicki Thiim, Darren Turner #97. Aston Martin Racing - Aston Martin Vantage AMR Alex Lynn, Maxime Martin, Jonathan Adam Can't get enough of #LM24? Continue reading the rest of our 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans files or subscribe to our social media channels for instant updates during the 24 Hours of Le Mans weekend: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Looking forward to the big LMGTE PRO fight? Who do you think will come out on top? 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