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30 Entries for 4H Imola

Thirty cars set for second European Le Mans Series round of season…

Photo: European Le Mans Series

Photo: European Le Mans Series

There are 30 cars entered for the second round of the European Le Mans Series, set to take place at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola in just 12 days from now.

The ELMS released Tuesday the entry list for the Italian round, set for May 16-17, which will see the debut of the new SMP Racing BR01.

ENTRY LIST: Four Hours of Imola

Eleven cars are entered in the LMP2 category, with Silverstone race-winners Greaves Motorsport out to defend their championship lead against WEC Six Hours of Spa winners Jota Sport, who won the race at Imola in 2014.

With SMP Racing set to debut its new BR01 prototypes at Imola, the two AF Corse-run Oreca 03R Nissans will not return to the series.

Maurizio Mediani, David Markozov and Nicolas Minassian will race the No. 27 BR01, with Mikhail Aleshin and brothers Anton and Kirill Ladygin to drive the No. 37 car.

All of the other LMP2 cars that raced at Silverstone will be in action in Italy. Julien Schell replaces Jonathan Coleman in the No. 29 Pegasus Racing Morgan Nissan.

LMP3 expands by one car, as the Villorba Corse Ginetta Nissan will make its first start of the year, having been forced to miss the opening round at Silverstone due to late delivery of the new car.

Morten Dons will share the cockpit of the University of Bolton Ginetta with Rob Garofall. The Danish driver was set race in LMP3 with AF2 Motorsport, but the Belgian team’s plans failed to materialize.

Both GTE and GTC will be down one car compared to Silverstone. In GTE the No. 81 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia not make the trip to Imola, while in GTC the Gulf Racing Lamborghini was only entered for the Silverstone round.

Richard Lietz is listed to race the No. 88 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR at Imola. The Austrian, however, is also entered on the Wochenspiegel Team Manthey Porsche in the Nürburging 24 that weekend.

Marcel ten Caat (@marceltencaat) is a contributor to Sportscar365 and other publications including Autosport.nl.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. vanillachinchilla

    May 5, 2015 at 8:56 am

    I want to watch this race. (but how?) I loved seeing ILMC there in 2011. WEC needs a race in Italy. You’d think Ferrari would have the pull.

    • Jack

      May 5, 2015 at 9:47 am

      U can watch on their website

      • N8

        May 5, 2015 at 9:57 am

        …or Dailymotion.com. HD quality video and RLM commentary.

  2. MDV

    September 3, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Af2 motorsport is a scam, he sells races to only withdraw the car from the race, I have also been scammed, so warning to anyone doing business with him, search Patrick taymans and you will see all the different teams he’s made only to withdraw from race and run back to his country Belgium .

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