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31 Full Season Entries for WEC

Thirty one cars set to tackle the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

The entry list for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship was unveiled Thursday.

A total of 31 cars will take part in the third season of the FIA WEC, only one entry shy of the maximum capacity for the globe-trotting championship.

READ: Le Mans Entry List Revealed 

The new-for-2014 regulations in LMP1 will see a three-way factory fight between Audi, Toyota and Porsche, while the LMP1-L class for privateers features entries from Rebellion Racing (Rebellion R-One Toyota) and Lotus (Lotus T129 AER).

A total of seven cars will be on the grid in LMP2, led by two-car Oreca-Nissan entries from SMP Racing and Millenium Racing (Delta-ADR).

A single Morgan-Nissan has been entered  by OAK Racing to run under the G-Drive Racing banner, while Strakka Racing has only one Strakka-Dome S103 entry. KCMG’s Oreca 03 rounds out the class, which entirely features Nissan power.

GTE-Pro sees a seven-car entry, with returning two-car efforts from AF Corse (Ferrari), Aston Martin Racing and Porsche Team Manthey.

Ram Racing will make its FIA WEC debut with a Ferrari F458 Italia in both GTE-Pro and GTE-Am.

There are a total of eight GTE-Am entries, led by defending team champions 8Star Motorsports, which will run alongside two AF Corse Ferraris, one of which sees Pecom Racing’s Luis Perez Companc at the wheel.

Proton Competition will campaign one of Porsche’s 2013-spec 911 RSRs, while ProSpeed Competition will have a 2012-spec GT3 RSR for the championship.

Aston Martin Racing completes the entry with two Vantages, one for Canadian driver Paul Dalla Lana.

Unveiled as part of the ACO’s annual press conference in Paris, all FIA WEC teams have received automatic invites to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The entry lists for the twice-around-the-clock French endurance classic, as well as the European Le Mans Series, were also unveiled.

LMP1-H (6 Entries)
1 – Audi Sport Team Joest – Audi R18 e-tron quattro – Lucas Di Grassi
2 – Audi Sport Team Joest – Audi R18 e-tron quattro – Marcel Fassler
7 – Toyota Racing – Toyota TS040 Hybrid – Alexander Wurz
8 – Toyota Racing – Toyota TS040 Hybrid – Anthony Davidson
14 – Porsche Team – Porsche 919 Hybrid – Romain Dumas
20 – Porsche Team – Porsche 919 Hybrid – Timo Bernhard

LMP1-L (3 Entries)
9- Lotus – Lotus T129 AER – Christijan Albers
12 – Rebellion Racing – Rebellion R-One Toyota – Mathias Beche
13 – Rebellion Racing – Rebellion R-One Toyota – Nicolas Prost

LMP2 (7 Entries)

21 – Strakka Racing – Strakka-Dome S103 Nissan – Nick Leventis
22 – Millenium Racing – Oreca 03 Nissan – Fabien Giroix
23 – Millenium Racing – Oreca 03 Nissan – Stefan Johansson
26 – G-Drive Racing – Morgan Nissan – Roman Rusinov
27 – SMP Racing – Oreca 03 Nissan – Kirill Ladygin
37 – SMP Racing – Oreca 03 Nissan – Sergey Zlobin
47 – KCMG – Oreca 03 Nissan – Matthew Howson

GTE-Pro (7 Entries)

51 – AF Corse – Ferrari F458 Italia – Gianmaria Bruni
71 – AF Corse – Ferrari F458 Italia – Davide Rigon
52 – Ram Racing – Ferrari F458 Italia – Matt Griffin
91 – Porsche Team Manthey – Porsche 911 RSR – Patrick Pilet
92 – Porsche Team Manthey – Porsche 911 RSR – Marco Holzer
97- Aston Martin Racing – Aston Martin Vantage V8 – Stefan Muecke
99- Aston Martin Racing – Aston Martin Vantage V8 – Darren Turner

GTE-Am (8 Entries)

53 – Ram Racing – Ferrari F458 Italia – Johnny Mowlem
61 – AF Corse – Ferrari F458 Italia – Luis Perez Companc
75 – ProSpeed Competition – Porsche 911 GT3 RSR – Francois Perrodo
81 – AF Corse – Ferrari F458 Italia – Steve Wyatt
88 – Proton Competition – Porsche 911 RSR – Christian Ried
90 – 8Star Motorsports – Ferrari F458 Italia – Enzo Potolicchio
95 – Aston Martin Racing – Aston Martin Vantage V8 – Kristain Poulsen
98 – Aston Martin Racing – Aston Martin Racing – Paul Dalla Lana

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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