A record-breaking grid of 33 GT4 cars will take to Misano this weekend for the first round of the new-look GT4 European Series Northern Cup.
Eight manufacturers are represented on the provisional entry list, with a strong mixture of returning favorites and newcomers to the championship.
ENTRY LIST: Misano
Out of the entry, 12 will be Porsches, including a mixture of Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MRs and a pair of PROsport Performance-entered Porsche Cayman Pro4 GT4 cars.
Defending champion Joerg Viebahn has been confirmed in PROsport’s No. 1 Porsche, alongside Nicolaj Moller-Madsen.
Reiter Engineering has confirmed an entry of eight KTM X-Bow GT4s as part of the Reiter Young Stars cup which enters its second season, with competitors competing for an entry into the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup.
Meanwhile, Scuderia Villorba Corse heads up the Maserati entry, with four GranTurismo MC GT4s entered for Misano, while Polish outfit Selitte Racing Team will run a fifth car.
Three McLaren 570S GT4s are listed for Las Moras Racing, Equipe Verschuur and Bullitt Racing, with ex-Bentley driver Andy Meyrick listed in the latter’s car.
Rounding out the grid are a pair of Aston Martin Vantage GT4s, an Ekris Motorsport-built Ekris M4 GT4, and one entry apiece from SIN and Nissan, with the Japanese manufacturer making its return to the series.
Supporting the Blancpain GT Sprint Cup season-opener, the GT4 Series is set for its third visit to the Italian circuit, and track action is set to get underway on Friday, March 31.
The first of two 60-minute races will take place in the darkness on Saturday evening at 10 p.m. local time, while Race 2 is scheduled for 2:55 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.