The Aston Martin-backed Masters Endurance Legends makes its Silverstone Classic debut next weekend with a pair of races featuring a packed grid of modern sports prototypes and GT Cars and some standout stars amongst a great looking entry. The Prototype grid features a 16 car entry across P1 and P2.
2019 racing rivals Kriton Lendoudis (Peugeot 908), Christophe d’Ansembourg (Lola-Aston Martin DBR1-2) and Steve Tandy (ex-Dyson Racing Lola-Mazda B12/60) are all back for more.
Silverstone though adds Shaun Lynn (with his Bentley Speed 8, above), this the first time ever that one of the 2001-03 Bentley Speed 8s has raced in the UK!
David Porter returns in a second Peugeot 908 and there are a trio of Judd-powered P1s with James Cottingham’s ORECA-liveried Dallara-Judd SP1, Jamie Constable in a Gulf-liveried Pescarolo-Judd 01, a car he debuted at Monza and the not inconsiderably experienced Emmanuel Collard picks in a similar Judd-powered Pescarolo.
The P2 category adds a pair of ORECA-Nissan 03s pedalled by Keith Frieser and Mark Higson, Mike Newton’s Lola-MG EX257 returns too together with the Courage-Judd LC75 of Mike Furness.
Pierre Bruneau is back with his two Nissan-engined Pilbeams that he will share with long-time friend and team-mate Marc Rostan, and there’s a new addition to the grid, a Lola-Judd B2K/40 shared by Simon Watts and Roberto Giordanelli.
The highlight in P2 though is undoubtedly the ex-Jos Verstappen/Jeroen Bleekemolen/Peter van Merksteijn Porsche RS Spyder that dominated the P2 class at Le Mans in 2008. Current WEC driver François Perrodo will make his European race debut in the car.
In GT Max Girardo’s GT1/ GTS Ferrari 550 Maranello will be a crowd-pleaser, but beyond that, there’s plenty of other variety:
Porsche – Will & Michael Goff (Porsche 997 GT3 RSR), Stephan Jocher (Porsche 996 GT3 RSR)
Ferrari – Janos Santa (Ferrari 360 GT), Arwyn Williams/Aaron Scott Ferrari 458 GT3
Aston Martin – Paul Whight and Colin Sowter (Aston Martin Vantage GT2), Alexander Lienau’s Aston Martin Vantage V12 .
And a pair of crowd-pleasing additions as Steve Hyde’s returns to the track in his ex Le Mans Morgan Aero8 GTN and Ollie Hancock appearing in a TVR T400 R.