WEC – Thirty One Cars for the 4 Hours of Shanghai


Round 3 of the 2019/20 FIA World Persistence Championship will be held in China, with a bumper entry listing 31 autos.  The 4-hour escape will be hosted at the critical Shanghai Global Circuit on the outskirts of China’s largest metropolis.

The grid for the 4 Hours of Shanghai will feature 87 drivers and 21 teams representing 24 different nations, together with the dwelling nation of China.

The LMP1 category will feature five entries with two Toyota Gazoo Racing entries, one Rebel Racing R13-Gibson and two AER powered Team LNT Ginettas.  

After two races Toyota for the time being lead the LMP1 standings nonetheless with Shanghai’s unpredictable weather, coupled with the present high-tail of both the Ginetta and Rebel entries and the LMP1 Success Handicap coming into play for the Toyotas, the Chinese language round of WEC would possibly possibly surely throw up a couple of surprises.

LMGTE Pro will yet yet again gape a three-system wrestle between Ferrari, round one winners Porsche and Fuji escape winners, Aston Martin Racing. With ideal five points atmosphere apart Porsche and Aston Martin in the standings, it’s all to play for out of the six GTE Pro entries.  

Aston Martin Racing have a solid file in China with the British marque a success three out of seven Chinese language races (2012/13/18) and Porsche taking two victories in 2014 and 2015.  The races in 2016 and 2017 had been won by Ford.  Will Aston Martin or Porsche be triumphant in Shanghai yet yet again, or will Ferrari be in a position to raise its first steal on Chinese language soil?

In LMP2, Jackie Chan DC Racing will be eager to repeat its podium performance from Fuji as the Chinese language squad peep to placed on a solid mask on residence soil. David Cheng and Jackie Chan’s team took the steal final year and with Ho-Pin Tung’s household coming from Wenzhou in the Zheijiang Province, there’s no denying that the Sino-Dutch driver will be a company accepted amongst the dwelling followers. 

In different areas, ex System 1 and DTM celebrity Paul Di Resta will return to WEC responsibility with United Autosports in the ORECA 07 Gibson vehicle.  Oliver Jarvis stepped in for Di Resta in Japan due his DTM conflict – a dedication that pre-dated Di Resta’s WEC programme.  

The LMP2 entrants had been on spectacular and animated manufacture in Japan, and must composed be searching to repeat the performance in China…will Racing Team Nederland be in a position to manufacture it two in a row, will Goodyear acquire its first WEC victory, will reigning class champions Signatech Alpine acquire better to the tip?   

In the meantime, LMGTE Am will gape a new entry from Proton Opponents that system the highly-aggressive Am category will gape a entire of 12 entries – the ideal ever outside the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  

TF Sport will be searching so that you would possibly possibly perchance add yet another victory to their FIA WEC debut steal in Japan final month nonetheless will face many challenges from the excessive-quality grid in China, together with round 1 winners AF Corse and reigning champions Team Project 1.

The brand new Porsche 911 RSR entry will be driven by father-and-son duo Philippe and Louis Prette as well to 24-year-archaic Frenchman, Vincent Abril.  The trio competed at Le Mans earlier this year, finishing sixth at college whereas Abril became lately chosen as one in every of four drivers to raise part in the WEC’s superior rookie check session at Bahrain in December.   

The 4 Hours of Shanghai escape will acquire underway on Sunday 10 November, preceded by convey and qualifying on the 8/9 November, as the FIA WEC returns to China for the eighth consecutive year.  

CLICK HERE for the provisional entry listing for the 4 Hours of Shanghai, Round 3 of the 2019/20 FIA World Persistence Championship.

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