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McLaren Boss to Make Wildcard Start in SRO E-Sport GT Series

Round 4 set bring SRO E-Sport GT Series title contenders even closer…

Photo: United Autosports

Forty-three cars will lineup for Round 4 of the SRO E-Sport GT Series at Barcelona as Zak Brown joins the Pro series grid as a wildcard.

The McLaren Racing CEO will take the wheel of a McLaren 720s GT3 for the one-hour affair at Circuit de Catalunya on Sunday, replacing Jenson Button.

An avid historic collector and racer, Brown has numerous real-life GT racing starts to his credit, including two attempts in the Total 24 Hours of Spa in 2010 and 2011.

United Autosports, which Brown co-owns with Richard Dean, had been evaluating a GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS effort for this year

Porsche will have wildcard entries for the Italian duo Matteo Bobbi and Federico Leo while Bentley will have an entry for former GP2 racer and F1 test driver Dani Clos.

The Pro series championship remains tight following a dramatic round at the Nürburgring last time out where McLaren’s Ben Barnicoat took victory and soared to the top of the standings on 43 points.

Nine-points further back is Porsche driver Louis Deletraz ahead of Spa winner Lorenzo Marcucci for Audi and Luigi Di Lorenzo in his Aston Martin.

Jordan Pepper holds onto fifth in the standings despite being 18 points off Barnicoat after a disastrous Nürburgring race in which he failed to score points.

Ferrari’s David Perel and Mercedes-AMG’s Raffaele Marciello are also looking to get in on the action at Barcelona before the final two rounds.

Coverage of the Pro series race begins at 13:45 CET (7:45 a.m. ET) on Sunday on the GT World YouTube page as well as SRO’s Twitch channel.

Slade Perrins is an Australian-based reporter for Sportscar365. Perrins won the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars 'Young Gun Award' for journalism for his work with

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