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Auto Shows starter list WEC 2021 with 33 cars: ByKolles is missing, only four GTE Pro

15:28  21 january  2021
15:28  21 january  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

Juan Pablo Montoya will drive WEC in 2021

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The 2021 championship is due to see a significant overhaul of the technical regulations in the top The 2021 championship will also mark the return to an annual calendar for the World Endurance team ByKolles Racing also announced plans enter with a car based on the ENSO CLM P1/01 LMP1 car

Six GTE Pro cars complete the field. ByKolles will not be taking part in the 2019/20 season as it switches its focus to building a car for the 2020/21 hypercar regulations, but WEC issues provisional 2019/20 entry list . The LMP2 entry is boosted by four teams graduating from the European Le Mans

Die WEC kommt 2021 auf ein volles Feld, doch die Pro-Klassen schwächeln © LAT The WEC will have a full field in 2021, but the Pro classes are weakening

Slow start into the new hypercar era of the endurance world championship (WEC ) 2021: Only five participants registered on a full-time basis in the new top category. Toyota and Glickenhaus are sending their two announced vehicles. As things stand, Glickenhaus would start at the 6 Hours of Spa, provided the Sebring 1,000 miles take place as planned.

Then there is the single Alpine. The LMP1 Oreca chassis is renamed "Alpine A480". Surprisingly, however, ByKolles Racing is missing from the list, which in turn had named a Le Mans hypercar.

The GTE Pro gives a sad picture: After the withdrawal of Aston Martin Racing , no customer was found to take over the operations with the Vantage AMR. So the worst case scenario for 2021 remains - only four vehicles are named.

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ByKOLLES . 6,302 likes. Motorsport team LMP. Following the great success at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, ByKolles Racing and Burst Esport are continuing their partnership in today´s WTF1 3 Hours of 24 Heures du Mans - ACO Official Simon Trummer Pierre Kaffer Tiago Monteiro FIA WEC .

Niche car build Glickenhaus have confirmed they will field a factory two- car assault on the WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours next season. Glickenhaus are set to use the Pipo Moteurs normally aspirated V8 in the new car , with testing of the powertrain expected to commence shortly before the team hit the

But the amateur categories are booming: The LMP2 has a thick field of eleven vehicles with ten Oreca and one Ligier. In the GTE Am, as many as 13 participants start. Aston Martin fulfills its contract for three vehicles, plus five Ferraris and Porsches each.

starting list WEC 2021

Hypercar - 5 starters

# 7 - Toyota Gazoo Racing - Mike Conway / Kamui Kobayashi / Jose Maria Lopez - Toyota GR010 Hybrid

# 8 - Toyota Gazoo Racing - Sebastien Buemi / Kazuki Nakajima / Brendon Hartley - Toyota GR010 Hybrid

# 36 - Alpine Elf Matmut - Andre Negrao / tba / tba - Alpine A480-Gibson

# 708 - Glickenhaus Racing - Gustavo Menezes / tba / tba - Glickenhaus 007 LMH

# 709 - Glickenhaus Racing - Ryan Briscoe / tba / tba - Glickenhaus 007 LMH

LMP2 - 11 Starter

Fett = LMP2 Pro / Am

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Thread starter haasje 33 . Start date Mar 29, 2020. Cars : - Oreca 07 (Studio 397) - LMP2, as well as LMP1 liveries - Aston Martin Vantage GTE (Studio 397) - BMW M8 GTE (Studio 397) - Corvette ByKolles is already on the list to be added. Click to expand Nice, looking forward to the release.

The regular WEC GTE Pro roster, which has increased to 10 cars with BMW's entry into the series, will be bolstered by the additional cars from Ferrari, Ford and Porsche, as A reserve list of nine cars , including European Le Mans Series newcomer Racing Engineering in LMP2, has also been announced.

# 1 - Richard Mille Racing - Sophia Floersch / Tatiana Calderon / Beitske Visser - Oreca 07-Gibson

# 20 - High Class Racing - Dennis Andersen / Jan Magnussen / Anders Fjordbach - Oreca 07-Gibson

# 21 - DragonSpeed ​​USA - Ben Hanley / Henrik Hedman / Juan Pablo Montoya - Oreca 07-Gibson

# 22 - United Autosports - Phil Hanson / Filipe Albuquerque / Fabio Scherer - Oreca 07-Gibson

# 28 - Jota - Stoffel Vandoorne / Sean Gelael / Tom Blomqvist - Oreca 07-Gibson

# 29 - Racing Team Nederland - Gie do van der Garde / Job van Uitert / Frits van Eerd - Oreca 07-Gibson

# 31 - Team WRT - Robin Frijns / tba / tba - Oreca 07-Gibson

# 34 - Inter Europol Competition - Jakub Smiechowski / Renger van der Zande / Alex Brundle - Ligier JS P217-Gibson

# 38 - Jota - Roberto Gonzalez / Antonio Felix da Costa / Anthony Davidson - Oreca 07-Gibson

# 44 - ARC Bratislava - Miro Konopka / tba / tba - Ligier JS P217-Gibson

# 70 - Realteam Racing - Loic Duval / Norman Nato / Esteban Garcia - Oreca 07-Gibson

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Like GTE - Pro , GTE -Am features the same GT cars derived from production models. There are two major differences between GTE - Pro and GTE -Am. Firstly, as the name implies, GTE -Am must feature two amateur drivers per car ; one rated Silver and the other rated Bronze.

ByKolles is forced to run the same penalty as the Rebellion because it is making its season debut in the WEC . The ByKolles squad's ENSO CLM has a revised version of its Le Mans bodywork for this race. The results of a second test will determine whether he can race the JOTA-run Oreca P2 car .

LMGTE Pro - 4 starters

# 51 - AF Corse - James Calado / Alessandro Pier Guidi - Ferrari 488 GTE

# 52 - AF Corse - Miguel Molina / Daniel Serra - Ferrari 488 GTE

# 91 - Porsche GT Team - Gianmaria Bruni / Richard Lietz - Porsche 911 RSR-19

# 92 - Porsche GT Team - Neel Jani / Kevin Estre - Porsche 911 RSR-19

LMGTE Am - 13 Starter

# 33 - TF Sport - Ben Keating / Felipe Fraga / Dylan Pereira - Aston Martin Vantage AMR

# 46 - Team Project 1 - Jörg Bergmeister / tba / tba - Porsche 911 RSR-19

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# 47 - Cetilar Racing - Roberto Lacorte / tba / tba - Ferrari 488 GTE Evo

# 54 - AF Corse - Giancarlo Fisichella / Francesco Castellacci / Thomas Flohr - Ferrari 488 GTE

# 56 - Team Project 1 - Matteo Cairoli / Egidio Perfetti / tba - Porsche 911 RSR -19

# 60 - Iron Lynx - Claudio Schiavoni / Andrea Piccini / Matteo Cressoni - Ferrari 488 GTE

# 77 - Dempsey-Proton Racing - Christian Ried / tba / tba - Porsche 911 RSR-19

# 83 - AF Corse - Francois Perrodo / Nicklas Nielsen / Alessio Rovera - Ferrari 488 GTE

# 85 - Iron Lynx - Rahel Frey / Manuela Gostner / Michelle Gatting - Ferrari 488 GTE

# 86 - GR Racing - Michael Wainwright / Ben Barker / tba - Porsche 911 RSR-19

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# 98 - Aston Martin Racing - Paul Dalla Lana / tba / tba - Aston Martin Vantage

# 777 - D'station Racing - Satoshi Hoshino / Tomonobu Fujii / tba - Aston Martin Vantage

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