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30 Cars on Blancpain GT Asia Entry List

24 GT3 cars highlight 30-strong Blancpain GT Asia entry list…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Thirty cars will make up the grid for the first round of the Blancpain GT Series Asia at Sepang this weekend, including 24 GT3 entries. 

ENTRY LIST: Sepang

The most popular GT3 car in the field is the Audi R8 LMS, with seven on the grid, run by Phoenix Racing Asia, Team WRT Asia, Milestone Racing, KCMG and OD Racing Team.

There are four cars apiece representing Lamborghini and Ferrari, as FFF Racing Team by ACM enters a pair of Lamborghini Huracan GT3s and Spirit of Race field two Ferrari 488 GT3s to lead their respective brands’ entries.

X-ONE Racing Team and Vincenzo Sospiri Racing will also enter a Lamborghini each, while T2 Motorsport and BBT round out the Ferrari entries.

Craft-Bamboo Racing is set to field a pair of Porsche 911 GT3 Rs, while Arrows Racing adds a third example to the grid.

There are two cars each for BMW and Mercedes-AMG, as FIST – Team AAI brings a pair of BMW M6 GT3s and GruppeM fields two Mercedes-AMG GT3s.

Finally, CMRT Eurasia has confirmed an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 while Clearwater Racing will enter a McLaren 650S GT3.

The GT3 class will be split into Pro-Am, Am, and Silver entries in a similar format to the British GT Championship.

The series has attracted its fair share of Gold and Platinum-rated drivers in the Pro-Am cars, including Will Stevens, Rob Bell, Ho-Pin Tung and Rui Aguas. 

The grid will be completed by six Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MRs.

Five will run in the GT4 class with Am-rated drivers, while a Pro-Am (Silver and Bronze) lineup will be run by EKS Motorsports in the Invitational class.

Track action will get underway on Friday, April 7 with Free Practice, while there will be one 60-minute race on both Saturday and Sunday.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist focusing on European series for Sportscar365. Kilshaw was the founder of WorldSportsCar.co.uk and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. cbbrit

    April 5, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I’m somewhat surprised that Absolute Racing are not entered for this series, with their Bentley Continental GT3s. Or are they just missing this first round?

    • Binky

      April 5, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      This year is all about SRO invading GT Asia’s turf. Absolute Racing stayed loyal to the latter.

      I always expected Ratel to win the war in the long run, but going by this initial entry list, looks like SRO’s already won.

  2. Silverstone

    April 9, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    OD Racing and Team Milestone are run by Absolute Racing.

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