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Revised Sebring WEC Entry Released

Three driver line-ups for MTEK BMWs, ByKolles absence confirmed, Will Ried continue 'ever-present' run?

The revised entry for next month’s Sebring 1000 Miles, Round 6 of the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship confirms a number of pre-announced changes as well as the absence of the #4 ByKolles LMP1 effort, revealed exclusively on DSC last week, after a dispute between the team and engine supplier NISMO saw the logistics of entering Sebring overtake the team.

Also now confirmed is the switch by SIgnatech Alpine to Michelin rubber, this the one change the team are permitted until the end of the current WEC season.

Amongst the additional points of interest are that the Ganassi Fords are still listed with a pair of TBAs as third drivers, both MTEK BMWs are now sporting three driver line-ups with Alexander Sims joining the #81 M8 GTE roster, Bruno Spengler the #82.

Jonny Adam, who had been named as a third driver in the #97 Pro Aston Martin now reverts to the #90 TF Sport Vantage in GTE Am.

In the #88 Dempsey Proton Porsche father and son pairing Gianluca and Giorgio Roda join Matteo Cairoli with the sister #77 car still sporting a TBA alongside Julien Andleuer and Matt Campbell.

With FIA WEC ‘ever present’ Andre Lotterer confirmed as being absent for Sebring as a result of a clashing Formula E Sim test engagement that leaves only Christian Ried as a driver that could continue the record of having competed at every FIA WEC race meeting. Will the German be named in the final slot of his own team?