Next month’s Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas will feature a 29-car field, following the release of the entry list for the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship on Tuesday.
It includes additional one-off entries from three American teams set to tackle the one-and-only FIA WEC round on U.S. soil.
ENTRY LIST: Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas
As announced at Le Mans, the Lone Star Le Mans event will mark the debut of the new Lotus T129, which will race in the LMP1-L category.
James Rossiter and Christophe Bouchut have been nominated to race the Lotus, with a third driver yet to be announced. The arrival of the Lotus T129 brings the number of entries in LMP1-L to three cars, the other two cars being the Rebellion R-Ones.
Toyota, Audi and Porsche will each run two cars in Texas. The Audi and Porsche lineups are unchanged, although Mike Conway will replace Kazuki Nakajima in the No. 7 Toyota TS040-Hybrid, as the Japanese driver has commitments in Japan.
Extreme Speed Motorsports enters one of its HPD ARX-03b cars in LMP2 for Scott Sharp, Ed Brown and Ryan Dalziel, while brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor will join Tommy Milner in a factory Corvette C7,R in GTE-Pro, as previously revealed by Sportscar365.
A third additional U.S. entry comes from Krohn Racing, which fields its Ferrari F458 Italia for Tracy Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Ben Collins.
In LMP2, G-Drive Racing will enter a Ligier JS P2 Nissan for the first time, following a rather disappointing 24 Hours of Le Mans with the No. 26 Morgan-Nissan. Series regulars SMP Racing and KCMG will also be back in action in Austin.
With the addition of the Corvette C7.R, there will be seven cars racing in GTE-Pro, while eight cars have been entered in GTE-AM. Jeff Segal is set to replace Enzo Potolicchio in the No. 90 8Star Ferrari.