WEC issues provisional entry list for 2019/20 season

The World Endurance Championship has issued a provisional entry list for the 2019/20 season featuring 33 cars and eight in the top LMP1 class

WEC issues provisional entry list for 2019/20 season

The 33 figure is down from the 2018/19 superseason's bumper 34-car initial full-season entry, not helped by falls in the number of LMP1 and GTE Pro cars.

These are offset by modest increases in the LMP2 and GTE Am classes, which have attracted eight and 11 entries respectively. Six GTE Pro cars complete the field.

Toyota and SMP Racing had already confirmed two-car entries for 2019/20, while the entry list also confirms that Rebellion Racing will return with its pair of Gibson-engined R-13s.

Two AER-powered Ginetta G60-LT-P1s also appear, entered under the 'Team LNT' banner.

ByKolles will not be taking part in the 2019/20 season as it switches its focus to building a car for the 2020/21 hypercar regulations, but hopes to take part in selected races.

The LMP2 entry is boosted by four teams graduating from the European Le Mans Series: Cetilar Racing, United Autosports, High Class Racing and Cool Racing.

United is running the only Ligier on the entry list, with Larbre Competition dropping out, while the AF Corse-run Cetilar operation ensures Dallara remains represented on the WEC grid following Racing Team Nederland's switch to ORECA machinery for the new season.

GTE Pro, as expected, is formed of two-car entries from Ferrari, Aston Martin and Porsche's factory teams, although Multimatic is still known to be pushing to be granted a late entry with a privateer Ford GT programme.

The GTE Am ranks have been reinforced by an extra Porsche from Project 1 Racing and two new Ferrari entries - an AF Corse car for Francois Perrodo, who is dropping down from LMP2, and the British Red River squad.

Two new-generation Aston Martin Vantage GTEs, one entered by the factory and one by the TF Sport squad, join the five Porsches and four Ferraris.

Provisional 2019/20 entry list

Class Number Entrant Car
LMP1 1 Rebellion Racing Rebellion-Gibson R-13
LMP1 3 Rebellion Racing Rebellion-Gibson R-13
LMP1 5 Team LNT Ginetta-AER G60-LT-P1
LMP1 6 Team LNT Ginetta-AER G60-LT-P1
LMP1 7 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 HYBRID
LMP1 8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 HYBRID
LMP1 11 SMP Racing BR Engineering-AER BR1
LMP1 17 SMP Racing BR Engineering-AER BR1
LMP2 22 United Autosports Ligier-Gibson JSP217
LMP2 29 Racing Team Nederland ORECA-Gibson 07
LMP2 33 High Class Racing ORECA-Gibson 07
LMP2 36 Signatech Alpine Alpine-Gibson A470
LMP2 37 Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA-Gibson 07
LMP2 38 Jota ORECA-Gibson 07
LMP2 42 Cool Racing ORECA-Gibson 07
LMP2 47 Cetilar Racing Dallara-Gibson P217
GTE Pro 51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE
GTE Pro 71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE
GTE Pro 91 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR
GTE Pro 92 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR
GTE Pro 95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR
GTE Pro 97 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR
GTE Am 54 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE
GTE Am 56 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR
GTE Am 57 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR
GTE Am 62 Red River Sport Ferrari 488 GTE
GTE Am 70 MR Racing Ferrari 488 GTE
GTE Am 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR
GTE Am 83 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE
GTE Am 86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR
GTE Am 88 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR
GTE Am 90 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage AMR
GTE Am 98 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR



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