SRO reveals provisional Indy eight Hour entry
SRO Motorsports Group has launched a provisional entry record for the inaugural Indianapolis eight Hour, one month earlier than the Indianapolis Motor Speedway welcomes Intercontinental GT Problem Powered by Pirelli for the primary time on October 2-4.
After three years at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, North America’s spherical of the globe-trotting GT3 collection switches to IMS subsequent month, the place worldwide groups and drivers will be part of their GT World Problem America Powered by AWS counterparts for an occasion counting in direction of each championships.
The current whole of 22 entries contains a mixture of GT3s and GT4s — two greater than contested 2019’s California eight Hours — options seven of the Intercontinental collection’ 9 full-season producers. Of these seven solely two – Audi and Bentley – at present have lower than two representatives.
The latter’s championship leaders Jules Gounon, Jordan Pepper and Maxime Soulet will hope to comply with up Bentley’s breakthrough Intercontinental GT Problem victory at Bathurst (pictured above) with one other robust end in America, the place its native buyer group Okay-PAX Racing runs the trio’s Continental GT3.
Producers’ championship chief Mercedes-AMG has the largest presence thanks to 3 entries break up between GT World Problem America front-runners DXDT Racing and Intercontinental GT Problem stalwarts SunEnergy1 Racing.
Each Walkenhorst BMWs will make the journey from Europe, the group’s second M6 set to be shared by Martin Tomczyk, Nick Yelloly and David Pittard confirmed for its first Intercontinental GT Problem look, whereas Honda Racing provides additional full-season taste alongside home group Racers Edge Motorsport.
Porsche – the reigning producers’ and drivers’ champions – as soon as once more enlists the providers of Wright Motorsports and Black Swan Racing, which represented the marque within the California eight Hours.
There are additionally two Ferraris, certainly one of which options Squadra Corse’s GT World Problem America title contenders Martin Fuentes and Rodrigo Baptista. The opposite, entered by Very important Velocity, contains former IndyCar racer Ryan Briscoe. Each of Maranello’s representatives will likely be desperate to emulate HubAuto Corsa’s California eight Hours victory from final season.
Audi has but to call its group or driver line-up however will likely be eager to return to victory lane in America after successful the California eight Hours in 2017 and ’18.
The remainder of the provisional entry options GT4 vehicles ineligible to attain Intercontinental GT Problem factors. As an alternative, GMG Racing, TRG, CCR Workforce TFB, Basic BMW, Notlad Racing by RS1, BGB Motorsports and ST Racing will battle for sophistication honors throughout all eight hours. The class’s 9 at present confirmed entries characterize a three-fold improve on 2019’s California eight Hours.
The NTT IndyCar Collection, Pirelli GT4 America Dash and SprintX, TC America and Skip Barber Components Collection stage their very own races on Friday and Saturday forward of Sunday’s Indianapolis eight Hour. GT World Problem America entries rating factors in direction of their very own championship after the primary three hours earlier than racing on in pursuit of Intercontinental GT Problem drivers’ and producers’ factors, in addition to total victory.
PROVISIONAL ENTRY LIST