Big grids for LMC

Three-hundred cars spanning more than 50 years of Le Mans history will pack the paddock at the Circuit de la Sarthe for the Le Mans Classic over the weekend of July 8-9. From a 1925 Bugatti T35 to a 1979 BMW M1 via small displacement sportscars and V12 monsters, just about every type of car that raced in the endurance classic will be represented.

The field is split into six grids, which will each race three times during a 24-hour period.

Ray Bellm, a winner at the LMC in 2004 and a multiple entrant in the 24 Hours during the1980s and '90s, heads a field of 10 Ford GT 40s. Four-time Le Mans winner and endurance legend Henri Pescarolo campaigns a fabulous 1976 lnaltera in the grid for the most recent cars.