The provisional entry list for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps has been revealed as the FIA World Endurance Championship returns to racing in Belgium in Season 8.
The WEC will soon return to the track for competitive racing in Season 8, as it attempts to pick up from the Lone Star Le Mans race back in February.
The race will run behind closed-doors but will feature an overall field of 31 competitors.
The LMP1 category features only four cars, two of which are the championship-leading #7 and the sister #8 Toyota GAZOO Racing entries.
Both Ginetta LNT cars are absent from the list and Rebellion Racing will enter one R13 before Le Mans (the next race) where they will have their two cars in the LMP1 mix.
ByKolles Racing has their #4 car on-hand to tackle the iconic track, also announcing Bruno Spengler to join their line-up as he joins ByKolles regular Tom Dillmann prior to Spa and Le Mans.
The team participated in a two-day test at Circuit Paul Ricard during last week, giving Spengler a chance to practice in their Enso CLM P1/01.
In addition to the outgoing eight LMP2 WEC entries, Eurasia Motorsport joins the category in their Ligier JS P217 as they will make their WEC debut.
The New Zealand team announced their driver line-up of Kiwi Daniel Gaunt and Japan’s Nobuya Yamanaka. The third driver will be announced soon.
Algarve Pro Racing also join the WEC in an Oreca 07 to make it 10 LMP2 entries in total for Spa – the highest in this season.
America’s John Falb is the only announced driver so far as two other drivers are expected to be confirmed soon.
The LMP2 teams’ standings is led by United Autosports having claimed two consecutive victories following a difficult start to Season 8.
Although the #22 WEC car found its form at Bahrain and COTA, a competitive LMP2 field will ensure an unpredictable display at Spa.
The LM-GTE Pro category has Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche fighting for victory in a six-car field.
Aston Martin Racing currently lead the standings 33 points ahead of Porsche.
The LM-GTE Am category has 11 provisional entries who will race at Spa including the likes of Dempsey-Proton Racing who won at last year’s 6 Hours of Spa, which was affected by the dramatic turn of different weather conditions.
They sit eighth in the GTE-Am teams’ standings on 42.5 points.
The provisional entry list of different Le Mans endurance racers will once again show an action-packed display of multi-class racing amongst a vast and competitive field.