ByKolles Racing Will Skip Sebring

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ByKolles Racing will not take part in the 2019 1,000 Miles of Sebring
Credit: FIA World Endurance Championship

ByKolles Racing will be absent from the first FIA World Endurance Championship round of 2019.

The German LMP1 Privateer was due to take part in the sixth round of WEC’s Super Season, but have been removed from the provisional entry list due to force majeure.

No official statement has been given from the team, but team principal Manfredi Ravetto told Sportscar365 that a complication with a third-party supplier caused the team to miss the shipping deadline.

ByKolles have not had the best of Super Season campaigns, only managing to finish two of the first five races. Their best finish has been a fourth-place in the season opener last May. The team has also seen an unstable line-up, with five different drivers appearing in the cockpit.

On the provisional entry, ByKolles had yet to announce who would be in their car. As Oliver Webb is the only driver to have taken part in all five races with the team, his participation was assumed.

This is an issue the team predict will be resolved ahead of the final two rounds of the season, and the LMP1 Privateer team plan to be back on the grid for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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