The FIA Endurance Committee released this week the final list of driver ratings for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Asian Le Mans Series.
First issued earlier this month, the latest version features a number of revisions following analysis and requests from competitors and additional meetings at the FIA. Efforts to harmonize the driver ratings from SRO’s GT3 list were also made.
Among the notable changes since the last version include the promotions of Jan Heylen, Jonathan Hirschi, Alex Buncombe and Spencer Pumpelly from Silver to Gold status.
Bryce Miller, Ryan Lewis and Shane Lewis, meanwhile, have been adjusted from Gold to Silver, while LMP2 drivers Luis Perez Companc and Sergey Zlobin are now Bronze-rated drivers.
Tony Burgess, who was initially downgraded to Bronze earlier this month, has regained his Silver status.
Despite making attempts to be re-classified, a number of drivers, including Roman Rusinov and Rui Aguas, have remained with their new Gold status for 2014, which could impact various LMP2 and GTE-Am programs given the classification requirements.
At least one Bronze or Silver-rated driver must be part of each lineup in LMP2, while new GTE-Am regulations state that each car must have one of each.
The list does not necessarily reflect IMSA’s driver categorizations for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, which have yet to be confirmed for 2014.
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