The FIA WEC 19/20 season prologue entry list has been released today.
Obviously there is the sad news that SMP have decided to pull out before the season has begun. But as we have posted on Facebook, the breakdown between the classes is still going to be 6 LMP1, 8 LMP2, 6 GTE Pro and 11 GTE Am.
Obviously after the bumper grid we had for the Le Mans 24 Hourse, going from 61 cars on the track to 30 will make for a thinner looking starting grid but it is still going to be a great season.
Yes the Toyotas will most likely dominate but I am content with that. I recognise why it has happened and the Hypercar regulations are definitely the light at the end of the tunnel that we need.
Either way – I am still looking forward to the Prologue.
According to a report in Motorsport Magazine, Fernando Alonso and Mclaren have parted ways.
I am mildly surprised. He was only announced as a Mclaren Ambassador earlier this year but then of course there was the debacle of not qualifying for the Indy 500.
Maybe Mclaren have already decided that they don’t want to go back next year after completely underestimating what is required to compete against Penske, Ganassi and Andretti (to name just a few).
So what now for Mr Alonso? Well he won’t be racing for Toyota at Le Mans but he did test their Dakar Rally Car.
So he could do that. He could race in GT3, he could do Touring Cars or he could just relax for a while.
He wants to complete this triple crown of wins. He only needs to win Indy to complete it now (which I know is not exactly an easy proposition) so maybe he will chill for the rest of this year and then go do a full season of Indy next year.
There are too many options and variables but for now….it is pretty safe to say that he won’t be racing a Mclaren next year.
With only a few weeks to go until the 2019 Spa 24 Hours, the entry list has been released.
There are 72 GT3 cars listed from brands Aston Martin, BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Lexus, Honda, Ferrari, Lambourghini, Porsche, Nissan and Bentley.
One thing I can tell you is that it is going to be another cracking 24 Hour Sprint Race.
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