WEC releases final entry list for 6 Hours of Fuji
The FIA World Endurance Championship has released the final entry list for next month's 6 Hours of Fuji, the second round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship.
The entry list features no major surprises, mostly confirmations of line-up changes that had been announced previously.
Luca Ghiotto will be taking over driving duties in the #5 Team LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1 - AER, joining Ben Hanley and Egor Orudzhev. Factory drivers Mike Simpson and Charlie Robertson will be sharing a seat together with Guy Smith. The line-up change were caused by the absence of Chris Dyson's clashing Trans-Am commitments.
The other LMP1 line-ups remain unchanged, with Rebellion confirmed to field only a single car, having opted to withdraw the #3 until the Spa-Francorchamps round of the championship in April.
In LMP2, several drivers return to fill their usual spot. Former Formula One star Anthony Davidson returns to join Antonio Felix da Costa and Roberto Gonzalez in the #38 JOTA ORECA 07-Gibson after being forced to withdraw from the Silverstone season opener at the last minute. Nyck de Vries also returns to his regular spot aboard the #29 Racing Team Nederland ORECA.
As announced previously, Oliver Jarvis joins United Autosports in their #22 ORECA, replacing Paul di Resta who is taking part in DTM's season finale.
“I am delighted to be racing with United Autosports in the Fuji WEC race and whilst it will be the first time for me at United, I feel like I already know the team having raced for Richard Dean at JLR in the 2003 Formula Ford Festival," Jarvis commented. "Having watched the team closely over the years and seeing the extremely professional job they have done and now with the move into the WEC with the Oreca chassis I have no doubt they will be one of the favourites for the championship.”
There are no changes in either of the two GTE classes, with all line-ups confirmed with the sole exception of the #88 Dempsey-Proton Porsche 911 RSR, which currently only has Thomas Preining listed a driver, with the other two yet to be announced.