The Asian Le Mans Series has had a somewhat particular development in its 2021 season by playing in its entirety in two double events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Nevertheless, the event has launched a new invitation format for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, now awarded according to the volume of participants in the championship. Fruit of this new model, ACO has delivered a total of six invitations that have been distributed between the absolute winner of the contest (LMP2), the champions of the LMP3 and LMGTE-Am classes and the teams that have occupied from the second to the fourth position in the GT class.
In this way, the priG-Drive Racing was only invited as the absolute winner of the Asian Le Mans Series (ALMS) with Aurus # 26 by René Binder, Ferdinand von Hasburg and Ye Yifei. For its part, the invitation for the winner of the LMGTE-Am class has been to Herberth Motorsport, while the invitation for the champion among the LMP3 has remained United Autosports, thus achieving his fifth invitation to Le Mans. The other three tickets for the WEC queen appointment have been for GPX Racing, Rinaldi Racing and the Inception Racing team whit Optimum Motorsport for their results in the GT class.
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To the invitations given in the Asian Le Mans Series and the five that the United Autosports team has, we must add those obtained by TF Sport in Le Mans, Proton Competition and Kessel Racing in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS), the invitation for Iron Lynx at the Le Mans Cup and the two invitations awarded by IMSA. Total, ACO has delivered through all its championships a total of 16 invitations, although not all will be effective. In the end, United Autosports can only make use of two of its invitations by regulation, therefore 13 vehicles have their automatic entry secured.