The European Le Mans Series released the entry list for next month’s season opening 4 Hours of Silverstone.
A grand total of 41 cars in LMP2, LMGTE and GTC will compete in the opening round of the 2014 European Le Mans Series season on the Silverstone circuit in Great Britain, 11 Le Mans Prototypes and 30 GT cars.
The provisional entry list still shows the now withdrawn second Alpine A450.
ENTRY LIST: Silverstone
Signatech Alpine drivers Paul-Loup Chatin, Nelson Panciatici and Oliver Webb will try to defend their team’s LMP2 title, but will face tough opposition from no fewer than seven Nissan powered cars, including last years Silverstone winner Jota Sport and the series runner-up Thiriet by TDS Racing, which will start the season with a Morgan-Nissan.
The three teams will be joined by the Oreca 03s of Sebastien Loeb Racing and Murphy Prototypes, which has yet to announce its drivers, a pair of Greaves Motorsport Zyteks and the Pegasus Racing Morgan-Nissan.
Newblood by Morand Racing (Morgan) and Race Performance (Oreca 03) will have Judd engines, as will the Larbre Competition Morgan. The No. 50 Morgan-Judd is currently entered with Jacques and Pierre Nicolet listed as drivers.
Eight Ferrari 458 Italias, four Porsche 991 GT3 RSRs, one Porsche 997 GT3 RSR and an Aston Martin form the GTE grid at Silverstone.
There are still a number of to be announced drivers on the entry list, most notably a full TBA for JMW Motorsport.
Dutch driver Paul van Splunteren is the only confirmed driver on the Prospeed Competition Porsche, the Belgian team having entered the Porsche in addition to its FIA WEC entry.
GTC will see 16 cars in action in April. Eleven Ferrari 458 Italias are expected to race in the season opener, as well as a pair of McLaren MP4-12C GT3s, a Porsche 997 GT3 R, a BMW Z4 GT3 and an Audi R8 LMS ultra.