2 of following year’s brand-new sports car racing products, the BMW M4 GT3 and also the Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo2, are set to make their Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Stamina Mug debuts in following weekend’s three-hour race at Barcelona.
A BMW Motorsport-entered M4 as well as an updated R8 from Sainteloc Racing are among the 47 cars on the provisional entry list for the last round of the five-race season.
BMW manufacturing facility motorists Jesse Krohn, Augusto Farfus as well as Philipp Eng will certainly drive the M4, while the Audi will be shared by Markus Winkelhock, Frederic Vervisch and Finlay Hutchison that create a couple of permanent Endurance Mug trios for the Sainteloc customer team.
Both cars and trucks will be offered for consumer groups to race around the globe from following year, yet their corresponding producers have included pick 2021 race occasions as part of their advancement programs.
The M4 competed on Michelin tires in two rounds of the Nürburgring-based NLS with Farfus as well as Eng sharing the wheel, while BMW also took the cars and truck to the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Day spa examination days in July where it established the fastest general lap time on SRO’s mandated Pirellis.
Audi’s ‘double Evo’ R8 LMS GT3 version was disclosed in July and also had its first race finally month’s 24 hr of Barcelona, where Auto Collection ran the car on Hankooks.
The Stamina Mug entrance checklist for Barcelona also consists of some chauffeur lineup adjustments, several of which show a date clash with the DTM season ending at the Norisring.
Walkenhorst Motorsport has once more generated Jake Dennis and Nick Yelloly to companion David Pittard in the No. 34 BMW M6 GT3, due to Sheldon van der Linde and Marco Wittmann being absent on DTM obligation for ROWE Competing and Walkenhorst respectively.
The German squad’s No. 35 auto attributes Nicky Catsburg instead of Timo Glock, whose DTM dedications with ROWE take top priority next weekend break.
As revealed recently, Team WRT has actually generated Robin Frijns to change Kelvin van der Linde in the No. 32 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo. Over at Haupt Racing Team, Nico Bastian will certainly sub for Vincent Abril in the No. 4 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo.
Those staff adjustments were additionally accomplished for the 3 Hrs of the Nürburgring Endurance Cup round, which overlapped with the DTM component at the Red Bull Ring.
Significantly, Philip Ellis and Daniel Juncadella are shown on the GTWC access listing after abandoning the Nürburgring race because of their DTM programs with Mercedes-AMG teams.
Davide Rigon is yet to return to activity as the Italian remains to recover from injuries endured in a crash at Health facility. Jack Aitken continues to be absent from Emil Frey Competing’s Lamborghini lineup for the exact same factor.
Rigon’s place in the No. 71 Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 has actually been used up by Alessio Rovera, who signed up with Callum Ilott and Antonio Fuoco for the previous round.
Rinaldi Racing has actually added a Pro-Am Ferrari to its secure for Barcelona, in addition to the Silver Mug vehicle that is enrolled in the complete period.
Jeroen Bleekemolen, Christian Hook and Manuel Lauck will certainly share the group’s No. 488 maker.
The TF Sport-run Oman Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3 is back for its second Stamina Mug race of the year after making its series return at the Nürburgring.
Ahmad Al Harthy and Giacomo Petrobelli are readied to be signed up with by Charlie Eastwood, who pulled out of the last Stamina Cup race summarily as a result of a close contact screening favorable for COVID-19. Maxime Martin stepped in to load the Pro driver duty.
Attempto Competing has made a vehicle driver switch in its Pro-class No. 66 Audi staff, which sees Steijn Schothorst change Kim-Luis Schramm along with manufacturing facility chauffeurs Christopher Mies and also Mattia Drudi.
Iron Lynx drivers Alessandro Pier Guidi, Come Ledogar and also Nicklas Nielsen lead the Stamina Mug standings by 13 factors over WRT’s Dries Vanthoor as well as Charles Weerts.
Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT Globe Difficulty Europe powered by AWS as well as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champion, among other collection.