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Laurent, Stevens & Molina Among Those Added To WEC Prologue Line-Up (Updated)

More significant names to come!

The latest version of the FIA WEC entry posted on the championship’s website sees a number of changes from the provisional entry posted

 10 days ago for the two-day test at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya next Tuesday and Wednesday.

In LMP1 Thomas Laurent is added to the trio already listed in the #7 Toyota TS050 whilst the #8 has Seb Buemi, Kaz Nakajima and team newcomer Brendon Hartley.

No drivers are yet confirmed for the Rebellion Racing effort. Both cars are due to attend the test though DSC expects one car only to be confirmed for the season.

In LMP2 several now-announced changes are confirmed.

The #33 High Class Racing ORECA is confirmed with Mark Patterson joined by Anders Fjordbach and Kenta Yamashita


Signatech’s #36 Alpine sees Andre Negrao returning with new (and returning) faces to the squad, Thomas Laurent (who is doing double duty in LMP1 and LMP2 at the test) and Pierre Ragues


Jackie Chan DC Racing adds Will Stevens to the already confirmed duo of Ho Pin Tung and Gabriel Aubry.

In the #71 AF Corse Ferrari Miguel Molina is named for the test, and likely for the season.

The two-car Project 1 Porsche effort sees David Heinemeier Hansson joining Egidio Perfetti in the #56 Porsche 911 RSR. Patrick Lindsey is the only driver listed in the sister #57.

Red River Sport’s #62 Ferrari sees Johnny Mowlem and Bonamy Grimes joined by Charlie Hollings.

The #86 Gulf Racing team sees Mike Wainwright joined by Andrew Watson and Nico Bastian.

The #88 Dempsey proton Porsche sees Thomas Preining named.

Aston Martin factory Jonny Adam is named aboard the #90 TF Sport Aston Martin in GTE Am. Neither Salih Yoluc nor Euan Hankey now listed (both men are contesting the Spa 24 Hours during the week).

And there is a significant change too in the #98 Aston Martin. Paul Dalla Lana and Mathias Lauda joined at the test, not by Pedro Lamy, but instead by AMR factory driver Darren Turner, Ross Gunn and ex-TDS Racing LMP2 man Matthieu Vaxiviere.

A significant number of other names are set to be added for Barcelona, not least in LMP1.