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36 Full-Season Entries for WEC

2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship entry list confirmed…

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The entry list for the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship season has been released, featuring an expanded 36-car grid for the upcoming ‘Super Season.’

The largest-ever full-season WEC field will see entries from 12 different countries, with a revitalized LMP1 grid of ten cars, expanded ten-car field in GTE-Pro with the arrival of BMW, along with a strengthened GTE-Am class.

Additionally, the Dallara P217 and Ligier JS P217 will be represented with full-season entries for the first time in LMP2, in a class that sees seven entries.

Among the newly confirmed additions is a second full-season entry from Manor, now known as CEFC TRSM Racing, a LMP2 effort from DragonSpeed, with nominated driver Roberto Gonzalez, as well as the return of Larbre Competition with a full-season entry for its Ligier.

Nine GTE-Am entries, meanwhile, have been confirmed, including four mid-engined Porsche 911 RSRs, with newcomers Project 1 set for its endurance racing debut and a the return of a second full-season entry from Proton Competition.

TF Sport, meanwhile, is set to make its WEC debut, along with the AF Corse-run MR Racing squad.

“It’s very satisfying to have 36 competitors including six major manufacturers and a good balance between prototypes and GTEs. This is just the start!” WEC CEO Gerard Neveu said.

“Now the show goes on and we are confident the figures will continue to increase as they have done for the last six years. Welcome to the Super Season!”

LMP1 (10 Entries)
1 – Rebellion Racing – Rebellion R13 Gibson – Andre Lotterer
3 – Rebellion Racing – Rebellion R13 Gibson – Thomas Laurent
4 – Team ByKolles – ENSO CLM P1/01 NISMO – Oliver Webb
5 – CEFC TRSM Racing – Ginetta G60-LT-P1 Mecachrome – Charlie Robertson
6 – CEFC TRSM Racing – Ginetta G60-LT-P1 Mecachrome – Oliver Rowland
7 – Toyota Gazoo Racing – Toyota TS050 Hybrid – Mike Conway
8 – Toyota Gazoo Racing – Toyota TS050 Hybrid – Sebastien Buemi
10 – DragonSpeed – BR Engineering BR1 Gibson – Henrik Hedman
11 – SMP Racing – BR Engineering BR1 AER – Mikhail Aleshin
17 – SMP Racing – BR Engineering BR1 AER – Vitaly Petrov

LMP2 (7 Entries)

28 – TDS Racing – Oreca 07 – Francois Perrodo
29 – Racing Team Nederland – Dallara P217 – Fritz van Eerd
31 – DragonSpeed – Oreca 07 – Roberto Gonzalez
36 – Signatech Alpine Matmut – Alpine A470 – Nico Lapierre
37 – Jackie Chan DC Racing – Oreca 07 – Jazeman Jafaar
38 – Jackie Chan DC Racing – Oreca 07 – Ho-Pin Tung
50 – Larbre Competition – Ligier JS P217 – Erwin Creed

GTE-Pro (10 Entries)
51 – AF Corse – Ferrari 488 GTE – Alessandro Pier Guidi
66 – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK – Ford GT – Stefan Muecke
67 – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK – Ford GT – Andy Priaulx
71 – AF Corse – Ferrari 488 GTE – Davide Rigon
81 – BMW Team MTEK – BMW M8 GTE – Martin Tomczyk
82 – BMW Team MTEK – BMW M8 GTE – Augusto Farfus
91 – Porsche GT Team – Porsche 911 RSR – Richard Lietz
92 – Porsche GT Team – Porsche 911 RSR – Michael Christensen
95 – Aston Martin Racing – Aston Martin Vantage – Marco Sorensen
97 – Aston Martin Racing – Aston Martin Vantage – Alex Lynn

GTE-Am (9 Entries)
54 – Spirit of Race – Ferrari 488 GTE – Thomas Flohr
56 – Project 1 – Porsche 911 RSR – Joerg Bergmeister
61 – Clearwater Racing – Ferrari 488 GTE – Weng Sun Mok
70 – MR Racing – Ferrari 488 GTE – Motoaki Ishikawa
77 – Dempsey Proton Racing – Porsche 911 RSR – Matteo Cairoli
86 – Gulf Racing – Porsche 911 RSR – Michael Wainwright
88 – Proton Competition – Porsche 911 RSR – Matt Campbell
90 – TF Sport – Aston Martin Vantage GTE – Salih Yoluc
98 – Aston Martin Racing – Aston Martin Vantage GTE – Paul Dalla Lana

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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