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LMP2 Regulars Panciatici, Maini Join CMR Bentley Lineup

LMP2 regulars Nelson Panciatici and Arjun Maini among additions to CMR’s Bentley roster…

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A number of drivers have been added to Classic and Modern Racing’s two-car GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS program, including LMP2 regulars Nelson Panciatici and Arjun Maini.

The French team confirmed in January that it will run a pair of Bentley Continental GT3s throughout the GTWC Europe season.

CMR initially only announced Seb Morris, Jules Gounon and Pierre Alexandre-Jean among its lineup, but has now completed its large driver roster for both the Endurance and Sprint Cups.

Its lead Endurance Cup entry will see Morris and Alexandre-Jean be joined by series newcomer Maini to compete for overall honors, with Maini making the switch from Formula 2 and LMP2 programs.

GT4 France regular Stephane Tribaudini will partner Erwin Creed and Romano Ricci in an Am Cup entry at the Endurance races, meanwhile.

For Sprint races, Bentley works driver Gounon will partner Panciatici, also a series debutant, in the lead car, while Alexandre-Jean and Creed will fight for Pro-Am honors in the second car.

Panciatici is a long-time LMP2 driver with considerable experience in the European Le Mans Series and FIA World Endurance Championship, with two class podiums at the 24 Hours of Le Mans also under his belt.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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