Full-Season Blancpain GT Sprint Entry List Released

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Thirty four cars will compete in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup this season, with no fewer than eight brands represented in the series.

The Pro Cup is once again the most populated class with 22 of the 34 cars battling for the overall honors; the Pro-Am Cup and Silver Cup have attracted six and four cars, respectively.

ENTRY LISTS: Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup

Belgian Audi Club Team WRT will be defending the Drivers’ and Teams’ Titles with five Audi R8 LMS cars, with Enzo Ide and Christopher Mies carrying the No. 1 on their car this season.

Bentley Team M-Sport has a pair of Continental GT3s entered, while both the No. 63 GRT Lamborghini Huracán GT3 and No. 67 Attempto entry will be piloted by the manufacturer’s increased factory driver lineup of Mirko Bortolotti/Christian Engelhart (GRT) and Marco Mapelli/Giovanni Venturini (Attempto)

Ezequiel Perez Companc and Norbert Siedler, meanwhile, join the Austrian squad in the No. 19 Lamborghini.

HTP Motorsport has three Mercedes-AMG GT3s entered, with no drivers listed for now, while AKKA ASP adds another four Mercedes-AMGs to the field.

ROWE Racing is the only team running the BMW M6 GT3, while the same can be said of Strakka Racing and McLaren GT.

ISR fields two Audis and has attracted two new drivers with Clemens Schmidt and Kevin Ceccon, as fellow Audi team Sainteloc Racing has reduced its presence to only a single entry.

Reiter Engineering is back following a one year absence and has entered a Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX for Reiter Young Stars graduates Marko Helistekangas and Caitlin Wood in the Silver Cup.

There are four Ferrari 488 GT3s in the field, two of those are entered by Kessel Racing, while AF Corse Spirit of Race and Rinaldi each add one. 

Opening round at Misano is set for April 1-2.

4 Comments

  1. jason

    March 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    It would be nice to see some fresh faces like Acura or Lexus or Corvette on there but Blancpain GT still is one of the best sportscar racing out there on the interne to watch.

    • KW

      March 13, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      All 3 brands (Lexus, Honda, Corvette) have such a tiny sports car market share in Europe, that it’s not worth investing money into a European GT program, except the Lexus VLN entry by the swiss Emil Frey squad. But I think also without them Blancpain has enough manufacturers…

      • gtgianlu

        March 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

        2 Rc F will race in the Gt Open with Farnbacher and Frey with one car each

  2. NaBUru38

    March 14, 2017 at 10:15 am

    There’s 15 Platinum drivers and 18 Gold drivers. There’s only 9 all-pro lineups.

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