Prologue with 35 cars

The FIA World Endurance Championship Prologue at Paul Ricard will have 35 of the 36 full season entries present.

The Prologue will be run on 6-7 April on the track in the South of France, and all teams will be present.

Rebellion Racing will only bring one of their cars. Their brand new Rebellion R13 Gibson are still being finished at the ORECA factory, and since the construction and development is running a bit late, they have chosen only to bring one car, which hopefully will get a lot of running. All 6 drivers will share this car.

The teams have the option to run all through the night, in an uninterrupted 30 hours test, and 13 cars have chosen to do that.

Jackie Chan DC Racing #37 & Toyota Gazoo Racing #7
Photo: JJ Media

Toyota Gazoo Racing will enter an alternative line-up. Fernando Alonso can’t be at the test because he will drive the Formula 1 race in Bahrain on the same weekend. Kamui Kobayashi and Kazuki Nakajima will be driving Super GT in their native Japan, so they won’t be going to France either. The team has chosen to call up reserve drive Anthony Davidson for the test, and has even asked Alex Wurz to bring his overalls and shoes. Wurz hasn’t raced for Toyota for the last few seasons, but he has been with the team all the time as an extra coach for the drivers and engineers.

Other than the single Rebellion Racing and the single Toyota Gazoo Racing car, the other LMP1 teams in the shape of ByKolles Racing Team and SMP Racing have chosen to run the night test.

No LMP2 team has taken up that option.

Among the GTE Pro cars, Porsche will participate with both their cars during the night, while BMW Team MTEK and Aston Martin Racing enter one car each.

The GTE Am teams Spirit of Race, Team Project 1, Clearwater Racing and MR Racing have decided to go for the full 3o hours.

Spectators will only be allowed to attend the Prologue on Saturday from 09.00 until 18.00. But there will be free entry to the paddock area and the stands for all the spectators.

The full entry list for the test can be found here. But there are a few drivers who haven’t been announced yet, resulting in a few TBAs.

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