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Griffin & Sylvest Make FIA WEC Debuts In Japan

The provisional entry for the 6 Hours of Fuji next month will see a number of driver line-up changes.

That will include a pair of FIA WEC debuts in the LM GTE Am class:

Liam Griffin (below) makes a GTE race debut too after a double race winning season in the British GT Championship in an Oman Racing Team Aston Martin. He replaces Roald Goethe in the #96 LMGTE Am Aston Martin, the seat filled by Benny Simonsen in Texas.

Liam Griffin Oman Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage GT3

Business commitments for Kristian Poulsen see him stepping aside for Japan from the #50 Larbre Corvette, his seat taken by young Dane Nicolai Sylvest, a regular for Rowe Racing’s Blancpain Mercedes campaign this season.

In GTE Pro Stefan Mucke returns but will complete the #99 squad alongside Fernando Rees and Alec Macdowell, Richie Stanaway otherwise engaged on GP2 duty in Russia.

In LMP2 Nick Tandy is set to return to the #47 KCMG Oreca Nissan whilst Chris Cumming joins SARD Morand for his first 6 hour WEC race start, the Canadian competed at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours though in the #34 Oak Racing Ligier Honda.

Finally LMP1 and the list currently has no Nick Heidfeld in the #12 Rebellion, the team naming just a 2 man crew for Japan.