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48-Car Field for Endurance Cup Finale at Barcelona

Large entry for Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup finale at Circuit de Catalunya…

Photo: Dirk Bogaerts/SRO

A total of 48 cars will line up for the final round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya later this month.

The field includes 17 cars in the top professional category, 14 in Silver Cup, eight in Pro-Am Cup, eight in Am Cup and one currently without a class designation. 

All the expected full-season entries are present, except the No. 63 GRT Grasser Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo of Christian Engelhart, Mirko Bortolotti and Rolf Ineichen.

That car will instead be contesting the ADAC GT Masters season finale at the Sachsenring, where Bortolotti and Engelhart have the chance to consolidate their second place in the drivers’ standings.

The Grasser squad will still run a single Lamborghini in the 3 Hours of Barcelona, for the Silver Cup lineup of Lucas Mauron, Gerhard Tweraser and Arno Santamato.

Bentley Team M-Sport has adjusted its driver lineup for the final round, with Callum MacLeod joining Andy Soucek and Maxime Soulet in the British marque’s No. 108 Bentley Continental GT3.

MacLeod previously drove for Bentley in the Paul Ricard 1000km and got behind the wheel of one of the team’s additional cars in the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

Championship leaders Davide Rigon, Mikhail Aleshin and Miguel Molina are set to arrive in Spain with a 22-point advantage over their closest rivals Yelmer Buurman, Luca Stolz and Maro Engel.

In addition to the No. 72 SMP Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 and the No. 4 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3, Orange 1 FFF Racing Team’s No. 563 Lamborghini of Dennis Lind, Marco Mapelli and Andrea Caldarelli is also in contention for the title.

However, a 24-point gap to the leading SMP Ferrari trio means the FFF Racing team needs to win to have any chance of snatching the championship crown.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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