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66 Cars on 24H Spa Entry List

66 cars on provisional entry list 24H of Spa…

Photo: Vincent Wouters

Photo: Vincent Wouters

The Total 24 Hours of Spa looks set for another bumper grid, as the provisional entry list features 66 cars.

No fewer than 28 GT3s are entered in the Pro Cup, with Audi, BMW, Bentley, Lamborghini, Nissan and McLaren all represented in a factory capacity.

ENTRY LIST: 24H SPA Pro Cup & Pro-Am/Am Cup

The list features no major surprises, with all season regulars and previously announced one-off entries signing up for the world’s biggest GT3 race.

Audi Sport is looking to score a second 24-hour race victory with the new-generation R8 LMS, with WRT and Phoenix fielding two cars each once again.

Both Bentley and Nissan showed their pace at the Paul Ricard 1000km last weekend and are looking to continue on that form, particularly as the same type of BoP applies to both tracks.

Bentley Team HTP will add a second Continental GT3 with a yet to-be-announced lineup, while Black Flacon also fields an extra Pro Cup Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, making it three cars for the German team.

Lamborghini is set for its 24-hour race debut with the new Huracán GT3, while Reiter Engineering is only represented by the Australian Lago Racing Team Gallardo R-EX.

McLaren has its two factory lineups at Von Ryan Racing to battle for the overall victory, looking to make a good impression in the endurance race at Spa.

After narrowly missing out on the win last year, BMW and Marc VDS Racing are determined to give Audi a run for its money with the Z4 GT3, before the M6 GT3 hits the market in 2016.

Maxime Martin, Augusto Farfus and Nick Catsburg, Markus Palttala are already confirmed on the two cars, with third drivers expected to be announced soon.

Alex Zanardi will be another crowd favorite, as he’ll pilot a modified ROAL Motorsport run Z4 with DTM stars Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler.

Rinaldi Racing fields the only Ferrari in the Pro Cup, but with a provisional win at Monza already under their belt the team should have a good shot at scoring strong finish.

As ever, the 25-car strong Pro-Am Cup boasts some serious overall contenders, while it also features two new names.

Motion Performance adds a third Aston Martin V12 Vantage to the grid, and BMW Racing Against Cancer enters a Z4 GT3 for a quartet of Belgian veterans, including five-time winner Eric Van De Poele.

Fifty four cars are expected to show up for the test day tomorrow, notably Bentley Team M-Sport will run a third Continental GT3 to accumulate maximum mileage.

ENTRY LIST (Test Day): Pro Cup & Pro-Am/Am Cup

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

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