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The Blancpain GT Series organiser has hit back at claims from the Grasser Lamborghini team that it was unfairly penalised under the Balance of Performance rules in last weekend's Endurance Cup opener at Monza.
New Mercedes DTM test and reserve driver Christian Vietoris will race for the German manufacturer in this year's Blancpain GT Series with the factory-supported Strakka squad.
Mercedes factory drivers Maximilian Buhk and Maximilian Gotz will contest this year's Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with the Strakka Racing squad.
The new R-Motorsport Aston Martin squad run by the Arden and Jota teams has completed its Blancpain GT Series line-up with former GP3 frontrunner Marvin Kirchhofer.
The Grasser Lamborghini squad will defend its Blancpain GT Series drivers' titles with unchanged line-ups in 2018.
Aston Martin works drivers Nicki Thiim and Maxime Martin were both announced to add full-time Blancpain Endurance campaigns to their 2018 schedules with R-Motorsport.
Bentley has announced Spa 24 Hours winner Jules Gounon as the replacement for Oliver Jarvis in its Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and Intercontinental GT Challenge line-ups for 2018.
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Alex Brundle and Jake Dennis have signed to race for a new Aston Martin-backed Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup team, R-Motorsport.
Bentley has unveiled a new Continental GT3 that will begin racing next season.
The Strakka Racing GT squad will switch from McLaren to Mercedes machinery for the 2018 season, and will contest the Intercontinental GT Challenge for the first time.
Lamborghini factory drivers Mirko Bortolotti, Andrea Caldarelli and Christian Engelhart claimed the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup title at the Barcelona finale.
WRT Audi driver Robin Frijns topped qualifying for the final Endurance Cup round of the Blancpain GT season in Barcelona, as the championship-leading Bentley could only take 28th.
The Teams’ overall title of the Blancpain GT Series, which combines the two Cups Endurance and Sprint, will be the target of the Belgian squad.
Audi took a fourth victory in the Spa 24 Hours with Sainteloc drivers Markus Winkelhock, Christopher Haase and Jules Gounon.
The Ferrari shared by Giancarlo Fisichella, James Calado and Marco Cioci led the Spa 24 Hours at one-quarter distance.
Ferrari factory driver James Calado took pole position for this weekend's Spa 24 Hours Endurance Cup round of the Blancpain GT Series.
Dean Stoneman has stepped down from his Blancpain GT Series drive with the Strakka McLaren squad ahead of next weekend's Spa 24 Hours.