The Dutch round of the international endurance series will feature ten GT3 cars, including 12H Italy-Mugello winners HB Racing Team Herberth, as well as a number of highly experienced drivers.
ENTRY LIST: 12H Zandvoort
Like Mugello, the race at Circuit Park Zandvoort will be split up into two parts, with a three-hour segment set for Friday afternoon and the remainder to be run on Saturday. This year’s race is set to finish just after 5.45 p.m. local time.
HP Racing is one of the two GT3 teams that will join the 2015 24H Series in The Netherlands. The Austrian team will field a Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 for Hari Proczyk, Mercedes-AMG factory driver Bernd Schneider and German drivers Carsten Tilke and Reinhold Renger.
The second new entry is Simpson Motorsport with an Audi R8 LMS GT3. The team took part in last year’s 24H Barcelona, but will compete in its first event of the 2015 series at Zandvoort. Peter Cook and Frank Pelle are the only two drivers confirmed at the moment.
Peter Kox is back with Scuderia Praha, aiming to win the event this time. Last year the team’s Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 was involved in a heavy collision on the approach of the Scheivlak corner that left two drivers hospitalized.
FIA WTCC ace Tom Coronel will join father and son Ivo and Rik Breukers in an all-Dutch lineup in the GDL Racing Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, the same car previously raced by Luc Braams, Max Braams and Duncan Huisman in the series.
Another Dutchman racing at Zandvoort is Christiaan Frankenhout, who will join Michael and Chantall Krol, Roland Eggimann and Kenneth Heyer on the two Hofor Racing Mercedes SLS AMG GT3s.
Car Collection will also run two Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, while Ram Racing is bringing its SLS for Tom Onslow-Cole, Paul White and Mercedes-AMG factory driver Thomas Jäger.
HB Racing Team Herberth completes the GT3 field, aiming to claim back-to-back victories.
Dutch team V8 Racing recently withdrew its Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 from the event. The orange SLS made its debut at Mugello, but suffered damage in the Supercar Challenge round at Zolder two weeks ago and has not been fully repaired yet.
In the 997 class for Porsche Cup cars, eight entries are expected to compete at Zandvoort, with Dutchman Xavier Maassen joining Charles Espenlaub and Charles Putman at MRS GT-Racing.
After completing the 12H Zandvoort, Maassen will head to Le Mans to take part in the Le Mans Test Day with AAI Motorsports.
SP2 sees the series debut of the MARC Mazda 3 V8, which will take on the GC10 and MARC Focus. The SP3 class, open for GT4-spec cars, will feature six cars.
Track action for the 12H Zandvoort starts on Friday with a one-hour free practice session at 12:20 p.m. local, followed by qualifying at 1:30 p.m. and the first part of the race at 4 p.m.. The second part of the race will start at 8:43 a.m. on Saturday.