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29 Entries for 4H Paul Ricard

AF Racing takes over SMP Racing BR01s, Pla rejoins Krohn Racing…

Photo: Adrenal Media/ELMS

Photo: Adrenal Media/ELMS

A total of 29 cars have been entered for next month’s Four Hours of Paul Ricard, the penultimate round of the European Le Mans Series season, including some notable changes in LMP2.

The pair of SMP Racing BR01 Nissans will be run under the AF Racing banner in France, a nod to the Russian squad’s alliance with AF Corse.

ENTRY LIST: Four Hours of Paul Ricard

Victor Shaytar replaces Anton Ladygin in the team’s second entry, which is coming off a podium finish in last month’s round at the Red Bull Ring. The lineup otherwise remains unchanged, with the Russian flag still attached to the team as well.

Krohn Racing has reshuffled its driver lineup with Olivier Pla replacing Nic Jonsson in the team’s Ligier JS P2 Judd alongside Tracy Krohn and Ozz Negri.

The Frenchman has made two previous starts with the team, including a pole run in the Twelve Hours of Sebring in March.

Recently crowned Le Mans class winner and FIA WEC LMP2 championship leader Richard Bradley joins Pu Jun Jin and Nico Pieter De Bruijn int he Eurasia Motorsport Oreca 03R Nissan.

Bradley is slate to take part in this year’s Asian Le Mans Series season with the Mark Goddard-owned team.

While 12 LMP2 cars are set to do battle in France, there are only four LMP3s entered, again all Ginetta-Nissans.

The new Ligier JS P3 is expected to make its debut in the season-ending round at Estoril in October.

The GTE and GTC categories remain relatively unchanged, except for Andrea Bertolini, who joins Matteo Cressoni and Peter Mann in the No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari F458 Italia GT.

Additionally, Adrien De Leener is now listed in the No. 64 AF Corse Ferrari, which competes in the GTC class.

The Four Hours of Paul Ricard is set for Sept. 5-6.

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