The FIA World Endurance Championship has announced its provisional grid for the next race at Monza. It is the largest driver field since 2012.
It is assumed that there will be no more withdrawals before the race on July 18 and then there would be 38 cars starting. This makes it the second-largest entry of cars. The 2012 race at Spa was even slightly larger with 42 cars.
That would also be growth of four cars compared to the season opener at Spa. 32 cars will compete in the Portimao 8 Hours race next weekend.
The reason for the many entries is primarily the growth in the GTE-Am class, where four more cars will be added to the previous 13.
Meanwhile, Ben Barnicoat and Ollie Millroy will be in the Inception car with Brendan Iribe.
There will be an addition at Kessel. Takeshi Kimura and Mikkel Jensen will be joined by Davide Fumanelli.
AF Corse is also looking to add another driver. However, this driver is not yet known. This new driver will drive alongside Christoph Ulrich and Simon Mann.
In the highest class, the top hypercar class, five cars will start for the first time this year. Glickenhaus will race the new 007 LMHs, the Toyota GR010 hybrid, and the A480, Alpine’s only LMP1 car.
In the LMP2 category, Oreca 07 will step up for Risi Competizione. This means the field here is now at 12 cars.
In GTE Pro there will be four cars, two factory cars each from Ferrari and Porsche.