We take the same and start again ? If we take the quantity, the unveiled list of FFSA GT entries is almost identical to that of last season, with 33 cars expected at Nogaro for the opening of the season (April 3 to 5). You should not look for any change among the brands represented. Audi, BMW, Alpine, Mercedes, Toyota, Aston Martin and Ginetta will be scrapping together an additional year.
And Pro-Am, few changes also. The novelties come from the registration of the JSB Competition who will field an Aston Martin in the hands of Julien Briché and Jean-Laurent Navarro, and that of the Spanish team NM Racing Team. Christopher Campbell and Lluc Ibanez will want to surprise.
The favorites should once again be named Fabien Michal and Grégory Guilvert, who will aim for a fourth consecutive title at the wheel of the Saintéloc Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4. They will face their runners-up 2020, Nicolas Gomar and Mike Parisy (Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 n ° 89 – AGS Events). At Alpine, we can mention the new duos Nicolas Prost – Rudy Servol for CMR and Rodolphe Wallgren – Gaël Castelli for Mirage Racing. Mercedes will count on the eternal Jim Pla-Jean-Luc Beaubelique (AKKA-ASP) and on the CD Sport crew, Edouard Cauhaupé and Jean-Ludovic Foubert.
The eyes of the curious will rather be directed towards the Silver Cup which offers an almost complete renewal with very young pilots. Matéo Herrero (18 years old) will share a CMR Alpine with the experienced Stéphane Lémeret. Coming from Formula 4 France, Romain Leroux (18) will team up with Valentin Hasse-Clot in the AGS Events Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 n ° 007.
Leroux’s opponent in F4 last year, Loris Cabirou (16) joins reigning Am champion Wilfried Cazalbon in the CMR Toyota GR Supra GT4. The other Japanese in the Alès team will be entrusted to the young Belgian Antoine Potty (17) and to Erwan Bastard, who also goes from the Am class to the Silver category.
After his debut at Alpine last year, Paul Evrard will be associated with Timothé Buret at AKKA-ASP. Sébastien Baud and Enzo Joulié (16) will ride for CD Sport.
In the Am category, Christophe Hamon and Pascal Huteau (Audi – Full Motorsport) will start favorites facing a dozen opponents including two new teams. K-Worx Racing will field the only Ginetta (Nelson Lukes – Benoit Castagné) while Espace Racing will race the only BMW (Christian Philippon – Franck Labescat).