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30 Cars in Increased Entry for Silverstone 500

Increased 30-car British GT entry for Silverstone 500…

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The British GT Championship’s blue riband Silverstone 500 event takes place this weekend, with an increased entry taking the field up to 30 cars.

ENTRY LIST: Silverstone

Eleven cars will fight for overall honors in the three-hour race, as the GT3 class entry increases since Snetterton last month with the return of one of Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT3s.

While there are no other additions to the entry, the Team Abba with Rollcentre Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 moves into the Pro-Am subclass with a three-driver lineup that includes Adam Christodoulou.

Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen lead the standings having won three of the opening five rounds, but three other crews are within reach of taking the lead after Silverstone, with 37.5 points on offer.

The GT4 category also sees some changes, most notably with Optimum Motorsport’s reigning champions Mike Robinson and Graham Johnson switching manufacturer to McLaren.

However, Optimum will still field a Ginetta G55 GT4, with a one-off return for Ade Barwick and Bradley Ellis.

UltraTek Racing Team RJN becomes the second team to use a three-driver lineup, as Struan Moore joins Kelvin Fletcher and Tim Eakin in the team’s No. 54 Nissan 370Z GT4.

The GPRM Toyota GT86 is also set to make its return, while the No. 14 In2Racing McLaren 570S GT4 and No. 36 Autoaid/RCIB Insurance Racing Ginetta are both absent.

Stuart Middleton and Will Tregurtha currently sit atop the GT4 leaderboard for HHC Motorsport, but less than ten points clear of Lanan Racing duo David Pittard and Alex Reed.

The final addition is a Lotus Evora run by Stratton Motorsport as the first Invitational class-entered car of the season.

The Silverstone 500 will get underway at 1:35 p.m. local time on Sunday, with track action starting on Saturday followed by a pre-event test on Friday afternoon.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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