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AF Corse Sets Lineup for Sprint Cup Effort

Ferrari Challenge champion Eliseo Donno steps up to Fanatec GT Europe as part of two-car Silver Cup entry for AF Corse…

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AF Corse has revealed the driver lineup for its two-car Silver Cup effort in Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Sprint Cup.

The Italian stable will field a pair of Ferrari 296 GT3s for the five-round European series, which kicks off at Brands Hatch on May 4-5.

Jef Machiels, who competed alongside father Louis in Bronze Cup last year, will share the No. 52 car with Singaporean racer Sean Hudspeth.

Hudspeth formed part of AF Corse’s Silver Cup crew last year, teaming with Nicola Marinangeli.

The second car, meanwhile, consists of a pair of Ferrari Challenge graduates in Eliseo Donno and Thomas Fleming.

Donno, 19, won the Trofeo Pirelli Pro title last year with five victories from 13 races, while Fleming finished runner-up in the standings.

Fleming, however, beat Donno to victory in the World Finals race at Ferrari’s traditional end-of-year Finali Mondiali event at Mugello.

In addition to the pair of entries under its own banner, AF Corse will also operate the Racing Team Turkey Gold Cup entry for Salih Yoluc and Charlie Eastwood.

Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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