FIA GT World Cup entrants known

The FIA ​​this morning revealed the list of drivers who will compete in the first ever FIA GT World Cup next November in Macau.

Published on 07/10/2015 à 09:34

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FIA GT World Cup entrants known

24 cars will be present from November 19 to 22 as part of the Macau Grand Prix to compete for the first FIA GT World Cup in the streets of the Chinese city.

14 drivers will be eligible to score points for the five manufacturers recently chosen to be part of this international meeting namely Aston Martin, Audi, Porsche, McLaren et Mercedes. The two best placed cars will be able to score points.

Among the headliners, we will find in particular Earl bamber, winner of 24 Hours of Le Mans this year with the 919 Hybrid, and who will defend the interests of the Zuffenhausen brand on a 911 GT3 R from LKM Racing. Dylan Derdaele and Chris van der Drift will be the other two drivers nominated by Porsche.

In the Audi clan, Laurens Vanthoor, who crashed at Misano in the Blancpain Sprint Series last Saturday, and withdrew from the Zandvoort final this weekend, remains on the list in an R8 LMS from Team WRT. The brand with the rings will also be able to count on Edward Mortara (Team Phoenix) and Hong Kong pilot Marchy Lee.

Mercedes will trust Renger van der Zande and Maro Engel (AMG Driving Academy), while McLaren has chosen the FFF Racing Team and drivers Andre Couto (former winner of the Macau GP), Will Buller and Alvaro Parente. At Aston Martin, three Vantages from Craft-Bamboo Racing will be able to score points, but only Darryl O'Young is currently confirmed.

Among the ten other entrants, we will find in particular two Ferrari 458 Italia for AF Corse including one for Pasin Lathouras, winner in Pro-Am at the 24 Hours of Spa this year, or three Bentley Continental GT3s from Team Absolute.

The 24 entered for Macau (drivers eligible for manufacturer points in bold):

Maro Engel – Mercedes AMG Driving Academy (Mercedes SLS AMG GT3)
Renger van der Zande? Mercedes AMG Driving Academy (Mercedes SLS AMG GT3)
Mok Weng Sun? Clearwater Racing (Ferrari 458 Italia)
Andre Couto? FFF Racing Team (McLaren 650S GT3)
Edoardo Mortara? Team Phoenix (Audi R8 LMS)
Laurens Vanthoor? Team WRT (Audi R8 LMS)
Adderly Fong? Team Absolute (Bentley Continental GT3)
Vutthikorn Inthraphuvasak? Est Cola Racing Team (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
Pasin Lathouras? AF Corse (Ferrari 458 Italia)
Xu Liu? AF Corse (Ferrari 458 Italia)
Will Buller? FFF Racing Team (McLaren 650S GT3)
Fairuz Fauzy? OD Racing (car to be confirmed)
Earl Bamber? LKM Racing (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
Dylan Derdaele? Gulf Racing JP (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
Alvaro Parente – FFF Racing Team (McLaren 650S GT3)

Marchy Lee? Audi Hong Kong (Audi R8 LMS)
Jeffrey Lee? Absolute Racing (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Darryl O'Young? Craft Bamboo (Aston Martin Vantage GT3)
Chris van der Drift? Arrow Racing (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
Jacky Cheuk Hing Yeung? Bentley Team Absolute (Bentley Continental GT3)
Keita Sawa – Bentley Team Absolute (Bentley Continental GT3)
Driver to be confirmed? Craft Bamboo (Aston Martin Vantage GT3)
Philipp Ma? Absolute Racing (Audi R8 LMS)
Driver to be confirmed? Craft Bamboo (Aston Martin Vantage GT3)

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