Following last weekend’s battle under the backdrop of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the FIA World Endurance Championship heads to China for the sixth round of the season next mont.
The Six Hours of Shanghai provisionally features a 29-car entry, bolstered by a pair of U.S.-based entries making their first trip to Asia.
ENTRY LIST: Shanghai
Extreme Speed Motorsports will make its second FIA WEC start of the season, with the Florida squad fielding both of its HPD ARX-03b cars.
Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel are joined by Ricardo Gonzalez in the No. 30 car, while Ed Brown, Johannes van Overbeek and David Brabham will pilot the No. 31 entry.
Another change to the LMP2 class is with the driver lineup of the No. 35 OAK Racing Morgan-Judd, which sees Asian Le Mans Series champions-elect Ho-Pin Tung and David Cheng being joined by Mark Patterson.
The French entry is coming off a podium finish at Fuji, but with a different driver lineup.
There are nine LMP1 cars listed, although it’s unclear if the Lotus CLM P1/01 AER will race following its fire at Fuji. James Rossiter and Pierre Kaffer are currently listed as drivers.
Nicolas Lapierre, who missed the Japanese round due to personal reasons, is also still listed in the No. 8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid, although it’s unclear if he will race.
While there are no changes to GTE-Pro, the GTE-Am class sees the expected return of Luis Perez-Companc, Marco Cioci and Mirko Venturi in the No. 61 AF Corse Ferrari F458 Italia.
Third drivers for the No. 90 8Star Motorsports Ferrari or the championship-leading No. 95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE are not listed.
The Six Hours of Shanghai is scheduled for Oct. 31-Nov. 2.