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41 Cars On 4H Barcelona Entry

Various changes up and down the order


The entry list for the 2019 ELMS 4 Hours of Barcelona next Saturday has been released. It features 41 cars across the three classes.

In LMP2 there is only one notable change beyond what DSC has already reported. This is the addition of Adrian Tambay in the #34 Inter Europol Competition Ligier JS P217. He will race alongside Dani Clos and Jakub Smiechowski in the seat originally filled by Léo Roussel, who is still recovering from the injuries he sustained in his shunt at Monza.

DSC caught up with Roussel at Le Mans, where he was trackside as a guest of the Polish team. He was upbeat and encouraged by the rate of his recovery so far. We should see him back in the ELMS later this year. Keep an eye out for a full update on his condition very soon.

Elsewhere in LMP2, as previously reported, Olivier Pla is now on the entry in place of another injured driver, Mark Patterson.

The Frenchman will race with John Falb and Andrea Pizzitola in Algarve Pro’s #25. Patterson, another driver to have a big off at Monza, is listed to drive High Class Racing’s WEC-bound ORECA 07 in the WEC Prologue which will be held at the Spanish circuit the week after the ELMS meeting.

15 cars are on the LMP3 entry list, the class seeing a boost from the addition of the #18 ACE1 Villorba Corse Ligier JS P3. The car will be driven by Yuki Harata and Alessandro Bressan, with the third driver a ‘TBC’.

Nick Adcock now features on the LMP3 entry too, DSC reporting earlier this week that he will drive with James Littlejohn in the #8 Nielsen Racing Ligier.

In GTE, Ebimotors’ Porsche has had a minor change to its line-up. That was expected, though the team’s new third driver is not Steffen Görig, who was named for the race earlier this week by the team. Instead, Edward-Lewis Brauner is listed alongside Fabio Babini and Marco Frezza.

There is also an omission in the class, the #88 Proton Porsche not listed. The car took part in the opening round of the season in Felbermayr colours, but was withdrawn from Monza after team boss Christian Ried was unable to find drivers to race alongside Porsche driver Thomas Preining.

This means that the GTE entry features eight cars.