A total of 38 cars are set to take part in next weekend’s Four Hours of Paul Ricard, as the European Le Mans Series resumes action following its summer break.
The picturesque Le Castellet circuit will play host to the penultimate round of the season, with championships on the line in all three classes.
ENTRY LIST: Paul Ricard
Ten LMP2 cars are slated to do battle in France, including both Sebastien Loeb Racing and Murphy Prototypes Oreca 03 Nissans, which missed the previous race at the Red Bull Ring. Either team, however, have yet to confirm its driver lineups for the race.
Another change for Paul Ricard comes in the lineup of the No. 41 Greaves Motorsport entry, with Johnny Mowlem joining 16-year-old Matt McMurry at the wheel of Nissan-powered Zytek Z11SN.
Mowlem, who was left without a full-season ride following Ram Racing’s withdrawal from the FIA WEC, takes the place of Tom Kimber-Smith and Chris Dyson, the American who took part in the opening two rounds but has since opted to focus on his team’s U.S. efforts.
Rodolfo Gonzalez, meanwhile, has been confirmed alongside Michel Frey and Franck Mailleux in the No. 34 Race Performance Oreca-Judd. The Venezuelan open-wheel star started the season with Murphy Prototypes.
The GTE class sees a 13-car grid, which is again largely made up of Ferrari F458 Italias.
The top production-based class, however, will see the debut of a brand-new Porsche 911 RSR for Gulf Racing UK, with Michael Wainright, Adam Carroll and Ben Barker set to handle driving duties of the 991-based model.
Fifteen cars are provisionally entered for GTC, including a Sebastien Loeb Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra, which has not taken part in the most recent rounds.
The Four Hours of Paul Ricard is set for Sept. 14.