The provisional entry list for the 2019 FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps has been revealed, and 35 cars are on the list.
While there are very few changes from the field that raced at Sebring last weekend, there’s a few notable additions and subtractions.
In LMP1, ByKolles Racing returns, and as expected, its ENSO CLM P1/01 is set to run with Gibson power after its split with NISMO before the turn of the year. The Austrian team currently has just one driver entered too, Tom Dillman the sole man right now.
At DragonSpeed, James Allen is down to drive its BR1 LMP1 once again, in place of Renger van der Zande, alongside Ben Hanley and Henrik Hedman.
And at Rebellion Racing, Mathias Beche is replaced by the returning Andre Lotterer, who missed the race at Sebring due to a clash with a Formula E simulator test.
LMP2 meanwhile, is the only class with an additional entry, G-Drive Racing returning for the Le Mans dress rehearsal with its ELMS trio.
Roman Rusinov and Jean-Eric Vergne, who were part of the team’s 6H Spa class win in the WEC earlier in the season, will race with reigning ELMS LMP3 champion Job van Uitert, who will make his WEC debut at the event.
At TDS Racing, Loic Duval being replaced by Norman Nato, who impressed mightily with Racing Engineering last year in the ELMS. Nato stepping in is a one-off it seems, as Duval is scheduled to return to TDS for the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.
As usual, the third seat at Larbre alongside Erwin Creed and Romano Ricci is open, at Sebring Gunnar Jeanette took the place in the rotating third chair.
In the GTE classes, there are no surprises, the only change being Corvette Racing’s C7.R, which raced at Shanghai and Sebring, not featuring on the GTE Pro entry.