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50 Cars Set for Blancpain GT Pre-Season Test at Paul Ricard

Fifty cars to turn laps in Blancpain GT test at Paul Ricard…

Photo: Vincent Wouters

Photo: Vincent Wouters

The entry list for the Blancpain GT Series Official Test Days has been released, with 50 cars set to run at Circuit Paul Ricard on Monday and Tuesday.

ENTRY LIST: Official Test Days

A total of 11 manufacturers will be represented on the grid by a variety of teams, including regulars such as Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, Grasser Racing Team, HTP Motorsport, Rinaldi Racing and many more.

They will be joined by a host of newcomers and returnees including Team Zakspeed, Strakka Racing, SMP Racing and Reiter Young Stars.

The most common manufacturer on the grid is Lamborghini, with 11 Huracan GT3s and a single Gallardo R-EX set to run at Paul Ricard.

They will be joined by 11 Mercedes-AMG GT3s and ten Ferraris.

The remainder of the field is made up of Audis, Bentleys, McLarens, BMWs, and a single car each representing Nissan, Aston Martin, and Porsche, as well as the Emil Frey Jaguar G3.

There are some notable absentees, including Garage 59. All four McLaren 650S GT3s on the grid are run by Strakka Racing. 

In addition to the Blancpain GT Series entries, four teams running in the Blancpain GT Sports Club – Kessel Racing, Rinaldi Racing, Grasser Racing Team and Xbionic Racing Team – have entered cars for the test (marked blue).

Each day will have a four-hour morning session from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. local time, and an afternoon session from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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