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Bumper Grid for Blancpain Endurance at Monza

57 entries set for Blancpain Endurance at Monza…

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A total of 57 cars have been entered for next month’s Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup season-opener at Monza, including 31 full-season Blancpain GT Series entries, the SRO Motorsports Group revealed Wednesday.

Eleven different brands will again be represented in the overall championship, with a record 28-car entry for the Pro Cup alone, featuring nine GT3 manufacturers.


Defending series champions Belgian Audi Club Team WRT has five Audi R8 LMS cars entered, including its newly announced entry for ex-Formula One driver Will Stevens and Rene Rast.

Sainteloc Racing, Phoenix Racing and ISR will also enter the new-generation Audi in the Pro Cup class.

Four Lamborghini Huracan GT3s are set to do battle for overall honors, with entries from GRT Grasser Racing Team and Attempto Racing, while HTP Motorsport, AKKA-ASP and Zakspeed will debut the new Mercedes-AMG GT3.

A pair of M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3s will be on the grid in Monza, along with the two new Garage 59 McLaren 650S GT3s and two Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3s.

AF Corse will debut the new Ferrari 488 GT3, with a previous-generation 458 GT3 also being entered in the Pro Cup by the Italian team, along with a 458 from Rinaldi Racing as the team awaits delivery of its new prancing horse.

A single Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 will compete in the Pro Cup by the Nissan GT Academy Team RJN squad, with Emil Frey’s G3-homologated Jaguar completing the grid.

Eighteen cars are set to battle for class honors in the Pro-Am cup, including Lamborghini entries from Konrad Motorsport, Ombra Racing, and Barwell Motorsport.

Boutsen Ginon Racing and ROAL Motorsport will represent BMW, while no fewer than three Ferrari 488 GT3s are set to compete with AF Corse and Kessel Racing.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 R will compete in Pro-Am with both IMSA Performance and Attempto Racing, while Black Falcon will enter a Mercedes-AMG GT3.

Other notables in Pro-Am include entries from RJN (Nissan), Team Parker Racing (Bentley) and Oman Racing Team (Aston Martin).

The Am Cup will see a 10-car entry for Monza, featuring a mix of Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Ferraris and a Mercedes.

The Monza round is set for April 23-24.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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