Less than a week before the first practice session of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, several teams have yet to confirm their final driver lineups. Here’s a rundown of the latest confirmations and announcements.
***Team Black Falcon announced Thursday it would add a third car, today the livery of the No. 63 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 was revealed. The car will be driven by Yelmer Buurman, Adam Christodoulou and Mike Parisy.
***Team Parker Racing has signed Russian driver Leo Machitski. Machitski will join regular drivers Ian Loggie and Julian Westwood in the team’s Audi R8 LMS ultra. Carl Rosenblad will complete the lineup.
***Tom Onslow-Cole has been confirmed to race the PGF-Kinfaun Aston Martin Vantage GT3 at Spa-Francorchamps. Onslow-Cole will join John Gaw, Phil Dryburgh and Paul White. He has replaced Frank Yu, who was on the previous provisional entry list.
***McLaren factory driver Rob Bell will join Australian driver Shane van Gisbergen in the Von Ryan Racing McLaren MP4-12C GT3. Van Gisbergen was confirmed last week. The third driver has yet to be announced.
***Nova Race team principal Elisa Maioli confirmed to Sportscar365 that the team will not enter its Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 in the 24 Hours of Spa. The team plans to run the car in the 24H Barcelona in September.
***Sainteloc Racing’s Gentlemen Trophy entry will see a revised lineup for the 24 Hours of Spa. Claude-Yves Gosselin will be joined by Marc Rostan, Philippe Haezebrouck and Jean Paul Buffin.
***Dutchman Xavier Maassen has announced he will race in the Total 24 Hours of Spa, although no further details were provided. Maassen is expected to join one of the regular Blancpain Endurance Series teams.
Further changes are expected to the entry list, with several teams yet to announced their (revised) driver lineups. Sportscar365 understands there is still a 60-car grid confirmed.