The European Le Mans Series will return to action in two weeks’ time in Austria, with the entry list for the Four Hours of Red Bull Ring having been released Wednesday.
Featuring 36 entries, the third round of the season will mark the championship’s second trip to the 9-turn, 2.88-mile circuit, which recently hosted the Formula One Austrian Grand Prix.
ENTRY LIST: Red Bull Ring
A total of 10 cars are set to do battle in LMP2, including the return of the No. 28 Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN Nissan. Luciano Bacheta will join Nissan GT Academy star Mark Shulzhitskiy at the wheel of the entry for the remainder of the season.
Greaves’ Caterham-backed entry, meanwhile, sees only a two-driver lineup as well, with Chris Dyson not listed to take part the July 19-20 event.
Following its class win at Le Mans, Jota Sport will be looking to keep the momentum going, with Audi factory driver Filipe Albuquerque rejoining Simon Dolan and Harry Tincknell in the No. 38 Zytek-Nissan, while the Liger JS P2 Nissan will make its ELMS debut in the hands of Thiriet by TDS Racing.
The GTE class sees a 14-car entry, with the major change coming from Cruible Sport, which has shuttered its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR program. Drivers Francois Perrodo and Emmanuel Collard move to an additional AF Corse Ferrari with Yannick Mallegol, who steps up from one of the Italian squad’s GTC entries.
Nine of the 14 cars in the in GTE are Ferraris, while Prancing Horses occupy all but four of the entries in the 12-car GTC division, which remains relatively unchanged since the last round at Imola.