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Sprint Field Grows to 36 Cars at Misano as Bronze Cup Joins

Addition of Bronze Cup entrants at Misano bolsters Fanatec GT Europe Sprint Cup grid…

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Thirty-six cars are set to contest the second round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Sprint Cup season, with the Bronze Cup field joining after being absent at Brands Hatch.

The introduction of the class with a Bronze-driver mandate results in an increase of eleven cars compared to the opening round, where only Pro, Silver and Gold Cup were on the grid.

Notably, the full grid at Misano features two cars less than the full-season entry list released in February, the result of a Gold Cup entry from Team WRT and Tresor Attempto’s second Bronze entry not materializing.

Reigning Bronze Cup champion Alex Malykhin will not defend his title this year, meaning a new champion is guaranteed to be crowned.

Last year’s runner-up Miguel Ramos is back on the grid with Garage 59, sharing the No. 188 McLaren 720S GT3 Evo with Louis Prette.

Other returning names from last year include Stephane Denoual and Steven Palette aboard the No. 44 Schumacher CLRT Porsche 911 GT3 R, as well as Andrey Mukovoz and Philipp Sager.

Mukovoz will share the No. 66 Tresor Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II with Dylan Pereira, while Sager drives alongside Marvin Dienst at Dinamic GT.

Dennis Marschall, who drove alongside Mukovoz last year, has moved to join Rutronik Racing and shares the No. 97 Porsche with Dustin Blattner.

Darren Leung reforms his British GT Championship-winning partnership with Dan Harper aboard the No. 998 Century Motorsport BMW M4 GT3, while Lamborghini is represented by three cars from Barwell Motorsport and Imperiale Racing.

The remainder of the field features few notable changes, with Alexander Sims returning to the cockpit of the No. 90 Madpanda Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo after racing with the team at Brands Hatch.

Comtoyou Racing has altered the lineup aboard the No. 12 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo, with Charles Clark replaced by Belgian racer Lorens Lecertua.

The 17-year-old will make his Fanatec GT Europe debut after previously racing in GT4.

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe regular Gilles Stadsbader will also make his series debut, joining Ivan Klymenko aboard the No. 26 Sainteloc Racing Audi.

Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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