As of 2005, only 22 teams will be selected by the ACO (and therefore will all be French ), 28 will be selected through RACE RESULTS - at last.
Equally divided up among the 4 categories, these will be
8 from the previous Le Mans race (makes sense)
4 from FIA GT (!)
8 from ALMS
8 from the European Le Mans endurance series, whatever its actual name will be, which will consist of 4 1000k races at the four "classic" venues.
2004 will see an interim phase with selection of 12 entrants through a 6hr race at Le Mans Bugatti in early November 2003.