The European Le Mans Series will kick off its season with the annual official pre-season test at Paul Ricard next month. 36 out of 42 full season entries will be present in the South of France on April 1 and 2.
Ten LM P2 cars will take to the track in three weeks time. The second Signatech-Alpine Alpine A450, the second Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN and the Boutsen Ginion Racing Oreca 03 will not be there.
Oliver Webb will test for Signatech-Alpine in France, Romain Brandela is set to test with Newblood by Morand Racing. Murphy Prototypes is the only team without any confirmed drivers, OAK Racing only has Jacques Nicolet at the moment.
All GTE teams will be present in Le Castellet. Marco Cioci will join Piergiuseppe Perazzini on the No. 54 Ferrari. Matt Griffin, upgraded from Silver to Gold status, will join Duncan Cameron in the No. 55. JMW Motorsport has not announced its drivers yet. Giacomo Piccini, Marco Frezza, Thomas Kemenater and Matteo Cressoni complete the Kessel lineup.
In GTC four full season entrants will not take part in the official test. AF Corse will bring two instead of four cars, while Team Ukraine will not take part. Boutsen Ginion Racing will test with one of its McLarens, instead of the LM P2 Oreca.
Olivier Beretta will join Alexander Frolov and David Markosov in the No. 73 SMP Racing Ferrari. At Formula Racing Beretta’s former teammate Jan Magnussen will join Johnny Laursen and Mikkel Mac Jensen.