on italian magazine there was a report about le mans 2 years ago..some quotes-data
.. The team Porsche Felbermayr for only le mans reserve a budget of € 2 million, two thirds of what it spends for the entire season in the le mans series. "But if we do not participate in the 24 hours - explains owner christian ried - we have difficulty finding the money for other races because the sponsors support us only if we race at Le Mans "
Prodrive chief David Richards, on Evo mag, October 2010:
How much will cost the bmw-mini wrc team?
"I would say that the costs are halved.In the 2005 we spent 35mln € for subaru but I expect the cost to race 2 Mini are around 17 mln €. For comparison, the aston martin spent 12mln € to attend le mans last year (2009) "