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28 Entries for COTA

Entry list for FIA World Endurance Championship round at COTA released…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

The FIA World Endurance Championship will feature a 28-car grid for its one-and-only U.S. stop this year, with the series releasing the provisional entry list Friday for the Six Hours of Circuit of Americas.

Featuring the same number of entries from the previous round at Interlagos, there have been notable driver changes, particularly in the LMP2 and GTE-Am categories

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Mexican driving ace Rudy Junco Jr. will join G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR, teaming with James Rossiter and Tor Graves in the squad’s Oreca 03 Nissan. The team’s sister No. 26 entry of Mike Conway, John Martin and Roman Rusinov claimed class victory in Brazil.

After being part of the opening two weekends of the year, Chris Dyson returns to the wheel of the No. 41 Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN Nissan, teaming with Christian Zugel and a to-be-determined third driver.

OAK Racing will continue to field three Morgan-Nissans, with Frenchman Erik Maris joining team principal Jacques Nicolet and Jean-Marc Merlin in the Art Car-liveried No. 45 entry, while James Rossiter and Vitantonio Liuzzi are expected to rejoin Kevin Weeda in the No. 31 Lotus T128.

Following his Super GT testing commitments, Fred Makowiecki returns to the No. 99 Aston Martin Vantage in GTE-Pro, partnering Bruno Senna, while Rolad Goethe completes the lineup in the No. 95 Aston Martin with Jamie Campbell-Walter and Stuart Hall, who took GTE-Am class honors at Interlagos.

Runners-up in Brazil, 8Star Motorsports, has yet to confirm the third driver for its GTE-Am class Ferrari F458 Italia. 8Star and Krohn Racing will be competing on home soil as the only two American teams in the championship.

Testing for the Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas gets underway Sept. 19, with the race scheduled for Sept. 22.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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