WRT keeps Frijns, adds Treluyer and Dennis to Blancpain line-up
Top Blancpain team Audi WRT has announced its full 2017 line-up, which includes endurance ace Benoit Treluyer, junior single-seater convert Jake Dennis and Formula E driver Robin Frijns.
The Belgian squad will enter four cars in the Endurance class with the #5 of Will Stevens, Marcel Fassler and Dries Vanthoor confirmed earlier.
Joining Fassler in the WRT stable is his former Audi LMP1 teammate Benoit Treluyer, who will race Endurance alongside Stephane Richelmi and Nathanael Berthon, both arriving from LMP2 competition.
The #17 entry will consist of Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver Dennis, who ended his junior single-seater career last season, along with fellow Briton Stuart Leonard and Frijns.
The final trio in the Endurance series is Josh Caygill, Niki Mayr-Melnhof and Jonathan Venter.
The squad will enter five cars in the Sprint category with reigning champion duo Enzo Ide and Christopher Mies both retained.
Renault Sport Trophy Pro 2016 winner Pieter Schothorst and Markus Winkelhock will join the squad for the Sprint class only, partnering Dennis and Stevens respectively.
The remaining duos are Fassler and Vanthoor in the #5 car and Frijns and Leonard in the #17 machine.
Due to the Blancpain and Formula E calendar clashing on three occasions, Frijns will be replaced by Audi DTM driver Jamie Green at Misano, Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps.
Endurance Cup line-up
|#3||Josh Caygill||Niki Mayr-Melnhof||Jonathan Venter|
|#5||Marcel Fassler||Will Stevens||Dries Vanthoor|
|#6||Nathanael Berthon||Stephane Richelmi||Benoit Treluyer|
|#17||Jake Dennis||Robin Frijns / Jamie Green||Stuart Leonard|
Sprint Cup line-up
|#1||Enzo Ide||Christopher Mies|
|#2||Jake Dennis||Pieter Schothorst|
|#5||Marcel Fassler||Dries Vanthoor|
|#6||Will Stevens||Markus Winkelhock|
|#17||Robin Frijns / Jamie Green||Stuart Leonard|
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|Series||GT World Challenge Europe Endurance|
|Drivers||Marcel Fassler , Benoit Tréluyer , Markus Winkelhock , Will Stevens , Nathanael Berthon , Stéphane Richelmi , Christopher Mies , Robin Frijns , Pieter Schothorst , Enzo Ide , Stuart Leonard , Jake Dennis , Jonathan Venter , Dries Vanthoor|
|Teams||Audi Sport Team WRT|