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37 Entries for Estoril

Entry list for fifth round of European Le Mans Series season released…

Photo: Dunlop Motorsport

Photo: Dunlop Motorsport

The European Le Mans Series has released the entry list for next month’s season-ending Four Hours of Estoril, which features a total of 37 cars for the race in Portugal.

ENTRY LIST: Four Hours of Estoril

Ten LMP2 cars are set to compete at the circuit near Lisbon, including the Signatech Alpine, which will defend a ten-point lead over the Jota Sport Zytek Z11SN. NewBlood by Morand Racing, the winners of the previous round at Paul Ricard will try to claim its second victory of the season.

Reigning Nissan GT Academy winner Miguel Faisca will make his LMP2 debut at Estoril, with the Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN alongside Matt McMurry and a yet to be determined third driver.

The 25-year old is the sixth Nissan GT Academy winner to make his LMP2 debut. Faisca will join fellow winner Mark Shulzhitskiy on the grid. The Russian driver will compete in the second Greaves Motorsport entry, alongside Luciano Bacheta.

Murphy Prototypes has altered its lineup for the season finale. Pipo Derani, who made his debut at Paul Ricard, will be joined by British drivers James Littlejohn and Tony Wells.

In GTE, 13 cars have been entered, with AF Corse’s Duncan Cameron, Matt Griffin leading the championship ahead of the final race. They have a 21-point lead over the No. 72 SMP Racing Ferrari of Andrea Bertolini, Sergey Zlobin and Viktor Shaitar.

AF Corse will enter a third car for the Estoril round, the No. 70 Ferrari 458 will be driven be FIA WEC drivers Emmanuel Collard, François Perrodo and Yannick Mallegol. Alexander Talkanitsa will be joined by Pierre Kaffer and fast Italian Mirko Venturi in the No. 56 AT Racing Ferrari.

Fourteen cars are provisionally entered for GTC, including the BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS BMW Z4 GT3. The No. 87 BMW will be drive by Belgian Bas Leinders and Finland’s Markus Palttala, alongside a yet to be announced driver.

The No. 73 SMP Racing Ferrari will head to Estoril leading the GTC class, 18.5 points ahead of the No. 60 Formula Racing Ferrari. Both teams will have unchanged lineups for the season finale.

The Four Hours of Paul Ricard is set for October 19.

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


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