Twenty nine of the 32 cars entered for the full season of the FIA World Endurance Championship are set to take part in the official pre-season Prologue test at Paul Ricard later this month.
ENTRY LIST: WEC Prologue
The March 25-26 test will see every full-season entrant in action for the mandatory test, but with Audi and Toyota entering only a single car each to fulfill the requirement.
Additionally, Aston Martin Racing will only have one 2016-spec Vantage in GTE-Pro at the test, with the remainder of the full-season entries all in attendance.
Defending World Champions Porsche will field both of its updated 919 Hybrids, with the two Rebellion Racing R-One AERs and singleton ByKolles CLM P1/01 AER also listed in LMP2.
All ten of the full-season entries will be represented in LMP2, while six GTE-Pro entries — including the new Ford GTs — will be present in the south of France. Six cars are also listed in GTE-Am.
The second day of the test will be open to the public, with free entry, which will include a pit walk and autograph session between the on-track activities.
“The Prologue has now become an established part of the WEC calendar and is greatly anticipated by both media and fans alike,” said WEC CEO Gerard Neveu.
“Our manufacturer partners and teams take this opportunity to reveal their 2016 cars to a growing number of international media each year, and of course it is the first chance for all the competitors to test themselves against their rivals.
“For fans in France and beyond it is a fantastic event, with an open paddock, autograph session and pit walk on Saturday. The friendly and open spirit of the WEC begins here at The Prologue and we welcome everyone.”