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29 Cars For Michelin Le Mans Cup At Spa

29 cars will contest the penultimate Michelin Le Mans Cup race of the 2021 season at Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday 18 September.

The grid is formed of 26 LMP3 and just three 3 GT3 cars with Drivers Championship leader Nicolas Leutwiler (71 pts) holding a comfortable 15-point advantage over his teammate Julien Andlauer (56 pts) and 29 points ahead of Iron Lynx’s Doriane Pin.

Leutwiler and Andlauer took their second win of the season at Le Mans, taking the chequered flag in the second of the two 55-minute races on the full 13.6km La Sarthe circuit.

Because the team have been swapping drivers, the #8 Iron Lynx Ferrari is currently leading the Team Championship on 86 points, 30 points ahead of the #2 Pzoberer Zürichsee by TFT Porsche.

At Spa, the #8 Ferrari will be driven by Italian duo Paolo Ruberti and Gabriele Lancieri whilst Doriane Pin will be joined for the second time this season by Manuela Gostner in the #9 Iron Lynx Ferrari.

LMP3 again sees an impressive 26 cars on the entry with 18 x Ligier JS P320 and 8 x Duqueine M30-D08.

Victory in the opening Road to Le Mans race last month gave Colin Noble and Tony Wells their second win of the season in the #7 Nielsen Racing Ligier. The British pairing are on 63 points, just 9 ahead of Alexander Mattschull and Nicolas Varrone in the #66 Rinaldi Racing Duqueine.

Double race winners Scott Andrews and Gerald Kraut only scored 1 point at Le Mans, dropping the Australian-American United Autosports duo down to third spot in the rankings with 51 points.

The #21 Muehlner Motorsport Duqueine won the second race of the two Road to Le Mans encounters, scoring the Belgian team’s first victory of the 2021 season. Moritz Kranz celebrated his first win of the season alongside ELMS racer Ugo De Wilde, but his teammate for the MLMC race at Spa has not yet been announced.

Eric De Doncker will be hoping for some better luck at his home circuit, the Belgian driver being joined by his regular teammate Dino Lunardi in the #98 Motorsport98 Ligier after being bundled out of a strong position at Le Mans.

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