PLM Entry – Revisions / Driver Changes So Far
Since the original entry list was posted a week ago, there have
been a number of driver and entry changes, and here is an outline
of developments so far:
Very few changes
so far in the prototype classes (see below), although Andy
Wallace is now listed with James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger in
the #16 Dyson Lola, with Jan Lammers, as planned since Sebring,
partnering Chris Dyson in #20 - just the two of them to drive in
this entry, not three.
In GTS we have one notable
addition, to the ACEMCO Saleen line-up: Joao Barbosa will partner
Terry Borcheller and Johnny Mowlem. The Portuguese driver drove
the #8 RML Saleen at Hockenheim’s FIA GT event earlier this
year, and made a big impression there.
The GT Class features
the most changes. Peter Seikel has withdrawn his Porsche, but two
other 911s and a Ferrari have joined the list. As announced here
on September 1, Cirtek will be at Road Atlanta with the team’s
Ferrari 360 GTC – and the team’s 911 GT3-RS. The former
will be driven by Andrea Montermini, Andrew Kirkaldy and Frank Mountain,
while we tried to hint at the line-up in the GT3-RSR: it is the
same pair who drove the Cirtek / Freisinger entry at PLM two years
ago, none other than Christophe Bouchut and Stephane Ortelli.
The other addition to
the original 31 is the Foxhill Racing Porsche, for Andrew Davis
and Michael Cawley.
Wolf Henzler (nine wins
and two seconds in this year’s Porsche Supercup) joins Romain
Dumas and Marc Lieb in the #24 Alex Job Porsche, while the Flying
Lizard entries are completed with the addition of Jon Fogarty in
#44 and Patrick Huisman in #45. Fogarty was blindingly quick at
Sebring this year.
Marino Franchitti joins
Gunnar Jeannette in the Panoz Esperante, while the PK Sport Porsche
has Piers Masarati, Liz Halliday and Ian Donaldson at the wheel.
So 33 at the
moment, with the prospect of that number growing to 35.
Amended to add
that the Marshall Cooke LMP Lola Millingtons have now been added
to the official entry list - for Ben Devlin / Jason Workman / Rich
Grupp and Ryan Eversley / Spencer Pumpelly / Andy Lally, so 35 it