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Capacity Grid for Baku World Challenge

Baku World Challenge will feature maximum capacity grid…

Photo: Vincent Wouters

Photo: Vincent Wouters

The Baku World Challenge will feature a maximum capacity grid of 30 cars, SRO announced on Monday.

The season finale of the Blancpain Sprint Series, which will take place on a street circuit in the capital of Azerbaijan, has already reached the logistically imposed limit of entrants in just under a month before the event takes place.

Besides the 21 regular BSS entrants, Prosperia C. Abt Racing (Audi), Callaway Competition (Corvette), RWT (Corvette), Schütz Motorsport (Porsche), Boutsen Ginion (McLaren) and Beechdean AMR (Aston Martin) already confirmed they would make the trip to Azerbaijan.

The Belgian Boutsen Ginion Racing team recently announced it will field both of its McLarens, while GT Russian Team (assisted by Seyffarth Motorsport) is now also on the list after stating its intention to compete to Sportscar365.

British GT team Trackspeed Racing will return to the Baku World Challenge with only one Porsche 911 GT3-R this year.

With Audi, Lamborghini, BMW, McLaren, Mercedes, Ferrari, Chevrolet, Porsche, Aston Martin all represented in the in the former Soviet Republic, the starting grid will feature no less than nine different brands this year.

Due to high demand, organizers have now put a reserve list in place.

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


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