Algarve Pro Racing and Dempsey-Proton Competition have finalized their driver line-ups for the upcoming Total Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, with the latter fielding an entirely new crew of drivers for its #88 car.
Algarve Pro, who are entering a single ORECA 07-Gibson in order to prepare for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, had previously confirmed John Falb to its line-up, but has now added the pair of Jon Lancaster and Simon Trummer to its line-up.
Falb, the 2017 ELMS LMP3 champion, will be the only driver out of the three to make his WEC debut. Lancaster’s last standalone WEC appearance came in 2013, while IMSA regular Trummer last competed in 2017 as part of a full-season campaign with Manor.
“I’m super excited to be able to race at Spa back-to-back, with the ELMS followed by the WEC,” said Falb. “I’m looking forward to running with my teammates Simon (Trummer) and Jon (Lancaster), who are both proven and very fast pilots.
It’ll be a blast and I think the ‘X factor’ will be the weather, because it can change very quickly at Spa.
I’m really looking forward to getting the WEC season rolling and it will be a great way of preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”
GTE Am Porsche outfit Dempsey-Proton Competition, meanwhile, will field an entirely new line-up in one of its cars for the sixth round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship.
The provisional entry list previously listed Porsche junior Thomas Preining as the sole confirmed driver for the #88 Porsche 911 RSR, but the Austrian has been replaced by the trio of Ricardo Sanchez, Lucas Legeret and Vutthikorn Inthraphuvasak.
Sanchez is the only driver out of the three to have raced for the team before. The Mexican driver was part of the line-up for the black-and-grey Porsche at the season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone, but was not brought back for the following rounds as the team frequently altered its line-up.
Legeret looks set to make his GTE debut after impressing in the LMP3 category during the 2019 European Le Mans Series, scoring a pair of pole positions with M Racing.
Thai racer Inthraphuvasak has previous experience in Porsche machinery thanks to his exploits in the GT World Challenge Asia. He took the Pro-Am title and finished second overall in a Absolute Racing-run Porsche 911 GT3 R. Inthraphuvasak will also be making his GTE debut.
The line-up for the team’s other car, the #77 Porsche 911 RSR, remains unchanged. Team owner Christian Ried partners Porsche factory driver Matt Campbell and Riccardo Pera.