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37 Entries for 6H Spa

Thirty seven cars confirmed for FIA World Endurance Championship season-opener…

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A total of 37 cars are set for the FIA World Endurance Championship season-opening Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, with the provisional entry list for the May 3-5 event having been released.

It features all 36 full-season entrants, plus the addition of a G-Drive Racing Oreca 07 Gibson for Roman Rusinov, Jean-Eric Vergne and a to-be-announced third driver in LMP2.

ENTRY LIST: Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

The ten-strong LMP1 class sees the confirmation of Russian drivers Egor Orudzhev and Matevos Isaakyan alongside Stephane Sarrazin in the No. 17 SMP Racing BR Engineering BR1 AER, with the third driver for the No. 11 car of Mikhail Aleshin and Vitaly Petrov yet to be announced.

Second and third drivers for the pair of CEFC TRSM Racing Ginetta G60-LT-P1 Mecachrome entries, as well as the ByKolles ENSO CLM P1/01 NISMO, meanwhile, have also not yet been declared.

Nathanael Berthon has been confirmed in the No. 31 DragonSpeed Oreca 07 Gibson alongside the previously announced Roberto Gonzalez and Pastor Maldanado, with the third driver in the No. 38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca not yet confirmed.

Kanaan Set for Spa Debut

Aston Martin, BMW and Ford have all opted for its full Le Mans driver lineups, which will see both Tony Kanaan and Billy Johnson at the wheel of the Chip Ganassi Racing-entered Ford GTs.

It will mark the Brazilian’s Spa debut, in only his third race in the Ford, following outings at Daytona and Le Mans in 2017.

The pair of AF Corse and Porsche GT Team entries will utilize two-driver lineups for the season-opener.

GTE-Am, meanwhile, sees all but one seat confirmed, with Christian Ried and Matt Campbell’s Silver-rated co-driver in the No. 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR still yet to be announced.

Giorgio Roda has joined the German squad’s sister car, alongside Khaled Al Qubaisi and Matteo Cairoli.

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