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24H Spa Driver Lineup Update, 7.20

Final seats get filled for this weekend’s Total 24H Spa…

Photo: Brecht Decancq Photography

Photo: Brecht Decancq Photography

***After Car Collection Motorsport withdrew their entries for the bleu riband event of the series, Pro Cup drivers Kenneth Heyer and Miguel Toril were left without a wheel. However, both will still compete at Spa in a Mercedes, as the German and Spaniard complete the lineup on the No. 70 GT Russian Team SLS, joining Christophe Bouchut and Alexey Karachev in the Pro Am Cup.

***As previously confirmed, Marko Asmer, Alexey Vasiliev, Alon Day and Lewis Plato will share the other Russian Merc in the class.

***Clemens Schmid completes Bentley Team HTP’s lineup in the Pro Am Cup-entered No. 83 Continental GT3. The Austrian 2013 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East champion joins two-time BES Pro-Am Champion and 24 hours Spa class winner Louis Machiels, Fabian Hamprecht and Max van Splunteren, who made his Bentley race debut in Moscow earlier this month. Hamprecht and Schmid are part of HTP Motorsport’s “Bentley Junior Team”, focusing on young driver development.

***Danish Ferrari outfit Insight Racing will be on the grid for the 24-hour race with Anders Fjordbach alongside team regulars Martin Jensen and Dennis Andersen. The 24 year-old racer started the season on an ISR Racing Audi in both the Sprint and Endurance Series.

***The all-Danish lineup is likely to be the only trio in the Pro Am Cup, which unlike the Pro Cup allows for four drivers. Previously announced Mads Rasmussen is no longer part of the team’s plans.

***Christoff Corten is the fourth and final name in the No. 16 Sport Garage Ferrari 458 Italia. The Silver-rated driver is the 17th Belgian driver on the grid and will team up with Marc Guillot and Denis Amon in the Am Cup. The French Ferrari squad also entered a 458 in the Pro Am Cup.

***Six seats remain open on a total of more than 200 drivers scheduled to take part in the event. On-track action starts tomorrow with a three-hour Bronze test.

Vincent Wouters (@VinceWouters) is a Belgium-based sports car racing reporter, providing coverage primarily of the Blancpain GT Series.

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