FIA WEC – 4 Hours of Shanghai provisional entry list

FIA WEC – 4 Hours of Shanghai provisional entry list

The 4 Hours of Shanghai, third round of the 2019-2020 FIA World Endurance Championship season, is set to take place on Sunday 10 November. Below is the provisional entry list for the race.

With the 4 Hours of Silverstone and 6 Hours of Fuji in the rearview mirror, 2019-2020 FIA WEC season competitors will next head to China and the Shanghai International Circuit for the third round of the championship. Thirty-one cars are expected on the starting grid (five in LMP1, eight in LMP2, six in LMGTE Pro and 12 in LMGTE Am), which is one entrant more than at the 6 Hours of Fuji as the Proton Competition team will field a Porsche 911 RSR in the highly competitive LMGTE Am class.  The car will be shared by Vincent Abril, Philippe Prette and Louis Prette. The trio participated in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing sixth in its class. Vincent Abril has been officially recruited as one of the four rookie drivers to take part in the FIA WEC testing sessions at the Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 15 December where he will drive Team Project 1's Porsche 911 RSR.

Though TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is currently leading the FIA Endurance LMP1 Teams Trophy race, Shanghai's unpredictable weather (which tends to suit Rebellion Racing and Team LNT) as well as the Success Handicap (click here to learn more) could shake things up.

In LMP2, Chinese team Jackie Chan DC Racing is hoping to triumph at home, Racing Team Nederland – winner at the 6 Hours of Fuji – is looking for a one-two, on the heels of its accident at Fuji, the Signatech Alpine Elf team will pull out all the stops at this race and British racing driver Paul di Resta has reunited with United Autosports.

The LMGTE Pro class will see a three-way battle between Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin, but the British marque has three wins (out of seven starts) at the Shanghai International Circuit.

Twelve cars will take the start in the LMGTE Am class.

Click here for the provisional entry list.

The free practice and qualifying sessions are scheduled for 8-9 November. The start will be given Sunday the 10th at noon local time.

For more info on the 6 Hours of Shanghai, go to the official FIA WEC website.