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55 Cars For Blancpain Endurance Finale at Nürburgring

Changes aplenty for Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup finale…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Fifty-five cars are on the provisional entry list for next weekend’s penultimate round of the Blancpain GT Series at Nürburgring, with the three-hour race deciding the titles in the Endurance Cup.

While the number of entries has remained consistent, there is plenty of movement to be observed throughout the field.

ENTRY LIST: Nürburgring

Current Endurance Cup points leader Shane Van Gisbergen will give priority to his Australian Supercars commitments next weekend.

Duncan Tappy will take the Aussie’s seat in the No. 58 Garage 59 McLaren 650S GT3 alongside Rob Bell and Côme Ledogar, who will defend a nine-point lead on the No. 8 Bentley Continental GT3 of Maxime Soulet, Wolfgang Reip and Andy Soucek.

Fresh off victory in the Total 24 Hours of Spa, ROWE Racing has also reshuffled the drivers in both its BMW M6 GT3s.

Nicky Catsburg will join Alexander Sims and Philipp Eng in their chase for the Endurance Cup title in the No. 99 car, while Tom Blomqvist is set to make his Blancpain GT Series debut in the No. 98 BMW with Martin Tomczyk and season regular Stef Dusseldorp.

HTP Motorsport has returned to its regular two-car lineup, with all focus on the No. 84 Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Maxi Buhk, Dominik Baumann and Jazeman Jafaar.

Belgian Audi Club Team WRT still has several unconfirmed slots in its lineups in the Nos. 3, 4 and 28 cars, the latter still featuring Will Stevens after his WEC program fell through.

After only showing up for the season opener at Monza, Zakspeed has returned with a Mercedes-AMG GT3 for reigning ADAC GT Masters champions Luca Ludwig, Sebastian Asch and a third, to-be-confirmed driver.

Emil Frey Racing once again enters its second Jaguar G3, although Norbert Siedler replaces Markus Palttala, who is on IMSA duty at Circuit of The Americas.

There are also two new teams on the entry list, with the Portuguese team Sports & You fielding a Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the Am Cup, and Car Collection adding an Audi to the Pro-Am Cup for Marc Basseng, Andreas Weishaupt and Horst Felbermayr Jr.

Vincent Wouters (@VinceWouters) is a Belgium-based sports car racing reporter, providing coverage primarily of the Blancpain GT Series.

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