The list of participants of the world championship on races on endurance fell by four of the crew compared with the year 2016, according to AUTOSPORT.
In the application list for the season 2017 issued on 2 February, the FIA submitted a total of 28 machines. Moreover, in the main LMP1 category in conjunction with Audi care and the transition of the Rebellion Racing in LMP2 will be a total of five cars – two from Porsche and Toyota, and one from a private team ByKolles.
But in the “24 hours of Le Mans” and the previous daily marathon stage in the Spa will put the third Toyota sport prototype TS050 HYBRID.
In LMP2, the same as last year, will be presented ten cars, but only one manufacturer – ORECA.
Defending Champions Signatech will compete with chassis ORECA-Gibson 07 under the brand Alpine A470, of the pilots until just confirmed Nicolas Lapierre and Stefan Richelmy.
TDS Racing, which goes from the ELMS, will also use two cars.
Manor with the arrival of a new sponsor will be named the CEFC Manor TRS Racing and put two car.
Rebellion Racing and Jackie Chan DC Racing about his plans announced before the publication of the bid sheet.
Russian team G-Drive Racing will race with one car and the second will only show in the “24 hours of Le Mans”. Also in “Le Mans” will be SMP Racing, which will use the car Dallara P217 – Gibson. One of the riders will be Mikhail Aleshin, two other members of the crew yet to be announced.
The factory team Aston Martin Racing will defend the status of Champions, GTE Pro with two cars Vantage GTE, which will be managed by Nicky, Tim and Marco Sorensen, Darren Turner and Jonny Adam.
Porsche returns to the category with two 911 RSR cars. While confirmed only three riders: Frederick Makowiecki, Richard Lietz and Michael Christensen.
Ferrari will be represented by the team AF Corse. Of the confirmed riders at the moment, Davide Rigon and James Calado.
Two Ford GT will put the team Ganassi, whose composition does not change compared to last season – Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell, Stefan Mücke and Olivier PLA.
In the Amateur class as in LMP1, will be only five cars, one of which, Ferrari 488 GTE will put a new team Clearwater Racing.
In the ELMS championship in 2017 will be presented to 36 crews: 13 in LMP2, 16 – in LMP3 and 7 – in GTE.
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