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ProSpeed Switches to GTC Program

ProSpeed Competition will join the GTC class of the ELMS…

Photo: Graffiti Lettrages

Photo: Graffiti Lettrages

ProSpeed Competion has revealed it will enter a Porsche 997 GT3 R in the GTC category of the European Le Mans Series this season.

On Sunday, the Belgian team announced it will run a single Porsche for Paul van Splunteren, Gilles Vannelet and Maxime Soulet. The Tongeren-based team had initially lodged an entry in the GTE category, but has now decided to enter the GTC category instead with a GT3 R.

The team’s GTE Porsche was badly damaged after Sergio Campana crash it at the ELMS test days last month.

“We were already able to ascertain the high level of this competition during the ELMS test days in Paul Ricard,” team Principal Rudi Penders said.

“Both on the quality and quantity front we can definitely state that there is a brilliant field of competitors, which also implies that to battle it out up front is only feasible if the drivers and team interact as one unit.

“The GTC is a great class, with many evocative makes and strong drivers and teams from all corners of Europe.”

Van Splunteren and Soulet previously raced together for ProSpeed Competition in the FIA GT3 European Championship and the Blancpain Endurance Series. Gilles Vannelet is a newcomer to the Belgian team.

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