With just three weeks to go until the start of The Prologue, the entry list for the official test for the FIA World Endurance Championship has been released with 27 of the 31 full season entries making the trip to the Circuit Paul Ricard.
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Audi, Toyota and Porsche will each be bringing their two car LMP1-H entries and full crews, as previously announced by the teams, to The Prologue. This will be the first opportunity for the world championship contenders to test side by side on the same track and for the public to see them on Saturday, March 29.
Rebellion Racing will be attending The Prologue with last year’s Lola-Toyota as the new Rebellion R-One is still being prepared for its debut in the FIA WEC. The Lotus team is also unable to attend with its T129-AER LMP1-L contender for the same reasons.
LMP2 will have six of the seven full season cars in attendance at The Prologue. Millennium Racing will field its two ORECA Nissans with John Martin joining Fabien Giroix in the No. 22 and Shinji Nakano in the No. 23 car.
SMP Racing will also bring both its ORECA Nissans, with all six drivers attending – Sergey Zlobin, Nicolas Minassian and Maurizio Mediani in the No. 27 car and Kirill Ladygin, Viktor Shaitar and Anton Ladygin in the No. 37 entry.
G-Drive Racing will field its Morgan-Nissan for Roman Rusinov, Olivier Pla and Julien Canal while KCMG will bring its ORECA-Nissan for the British duo of Matthew Howson and Richard Bradley to test.
All-British team Strakka Racing will be attending with the brand new Dome-Strakka S103-Nissan for its debutin the hands of regular drivers Nick Leventis, Jonny Kane and Danny Watts.
Five of the seven contenders in GTE Pro will be present, with Porsche Team Manthey bringing both 911 RSRs to Le Castellet with Jorg Bergmeister, Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy in the No. 91 car and Marco Holzer, Fred Makowiecki and Richard Lietz in the No. 92 car.
Two Ferrari 458s will be on track with the No. 71 AF Corse of Davide Rigon and the No. 52 Ram Racing Ferrari of Matt Griffin, Alvaro Parente and James Rossiter.
Aston Martin Racing will bring the No. 99 Vantage with Alex MacDowall, Darryl O’Young and Fernando Rees performing the test duties.
Seven of the eight full season entries in the GTE Am class will be testing at The Prologue.
Four Ferraris, one each for Ram Racing and 8Star Motorsports and two for AF Corse will be on track. Prospeed Competition and Proton Competition will be in attendance with their Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs, along with the all Danish No. 95 Aston Martin Racing Vantage.
The two days of testing at The Prologue will begin at 9am on Friday March 28 for three sessions, including a run in the dark on Friday evening. The event will continue on Saturday with the public being invited to attend and take part in an autograph session at lunchtime.
March 28 (all times local)
09:00 – 13:00 Morning Session
14:00 – 18:00 Afternoon session
19:00 – 21:00 Night session
09:00 – 13:00 Morning Session
13:15 – 13:45 Driver Autograph Session
14:00 – 17:00 Afternoon session