The FIA World Endurance Championship’s annual ‘Prologue’ will see 27 of the 31 cars hit the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track later this month.
In LMP1-H, all six full season entries from Audi, Porsche and Toyota will be at the track, but in LMP1-L there will be no new cars at the test, with REBELLION Racing choosing to run two Lola B12/60-Toyota’s instead of the under-construction R-One. Lotus, on the other hand, will not feature at the test at all with their Lotus T129-AER.
LMP2 will see all seven cars attending the test, including the new Dome Strakka S103 – Nissan of Strakka Racing, with regulars Nick Leventis, Danny Watts and Jonny Kane taking the wheel. Meanwhile at SMP Racing, Dergey Zlobin, Nicolas Minassian, Maurizio Mediani (No.27) and Kirill Ladygin, Viktor Shaitar and Anton Ladygin (No.37) will drive the teams Oreca 03-Nissan’s respectively.
LM GTE-Pro will only have five of the seven full season entries present, with Aston Martin Racing only running the No.99 Bamboo Engineering Vantage of Alex MacDowall, Darryl O’Young and Fernando Rees. AF Corse will also only have one Pro car at the test, the No.71, with only Davide Rigon so far confirmed as driving.
Both Porsche Team Manthey 911 RSR’s will be at the test, as will RAM Racing’s Ferrari 458 Italia.
And in LM GTE Am, all but one car will be present, with Aston Martin again only running one car, the Young Driver AMR car of Kristian Poulsen and Nicki Thiim. Prospeed Competition will mark their WEC return at the test, with François Perrodo, Emmanuel Collard and Matthieu Vaxivière driving the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.
The two-day test will take place on March 28 and 29. To see the full entry list, click HERE.