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10 Jan 2018 11:09 #10240 by Mechanic Z
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Sportscar365 is reporting that Alegra Motorsports is set to switch to PWC with at least one Porsche:
http://sportscar365.com/world-challenge/alegra-linked-to-pwc-switch/

And GMG is planning for 3-4 Audis in GTS, and at least one Porsche in GT.
http://sportscar365.com/world-challenge/gmg-set-for-multi-car-audi-gt4-program/

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10 Jan 2018 11:46 #10243 by Richo
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Realtime sound like they're dropping down to TC so goodbye NSX :(

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17 Jan 2018 05:40 #10324 by Mechanic Z
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Great news: TruSpeed Autosport is making their PWC return with two Audi R8 LMS GT3s.
http://sportscar365.com/world-challenge/truspeed-returns-to-pwc-with-two-car-audi-gt3-effort/

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18 Jan 2018 02:36 #10330 by Mechanic Z
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Flying Lizard Motorsports is back in GTS, but they are switching to Audi R8 GT4s: https://www.lizardms.com/flying-lizard-motorsports-reveals-changes-in-2018-manufacturer-and-drivers/
Mike Hedlund and Adam Merzon are set to drive the full season with Ryan Eversley joining Merzon for Sprint-X.

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20 Jan 2018 11:22 #10387 by Mechanic Z
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Mechanic Z wrote: Great news: TruSpeed Autosport is making their PWC return with two Audi R8 LMS GT3s.
http://sportscar365.com/world-challenge/truspeed-returns-to-pwc-with-two-car-audi-gt3-effort/

Lineup for one of TruSpeed's Audi GT3s has been announced. Parker Chase will drive the full season, with Ryan Dalziel joining him for the Sprint-X rounds. http://sportscar365.com/world-challenge/dalziel-chase-confirmed-in-truspeed-audi-gt3-effort/

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02 Feb 2018 05:31 #10618 by Mechanic Z
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Lots of PWC news today. Seems like they could pick a better time to announce programs than Bathurst week...
Alegra confirms a GT Porsche for Michael Christensen, with Spencer Pumpelly joining him for Sprint-X: http://sportscar365.com/world-challenge/alegra-confirms-switch-to-pwc-christensen-pumpelly-as-drivers/
Black Swan confirms they will continue in PWC (to some extent) alongside their IGTC effort: http://sportscar365.com/sro/igtc/black-swan-commits-to-igtc-season/
Blackdog Speed Shop officially confirms Aschenbach and Gaples for Sprint: http://sportscar365.com/world-challenge/aschenbach-gaples-return-to-blackdog/
ST Racing adds two drivers to their 2018 roster: http://sportscar365.com/world-challenge/st-confirms-two-car-bmw-gt4-sprintx-effort/
Also came across this on Instagram, looks like Martin Fuentes and Caesar Bacarella will be driving a Ferrari in Sprint-X: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeG4wVPne2i/?taken-by=alphaprimenation

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02 Feb 2018 14:05 #10625 by The conversationalist formally known as Goat69
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Nice update mech z. Thanks

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06 Feb 2018 05:17 - 06 Feb 2018 05:21 #10726 by Mechanic Z
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Huge news from R. Ferri Motorsport: 2017 Bathurst 12 Hours winner Toni Vilander will be driving their Ferrari 488 GT3!
http://sportscar365.com/world-challenge/r-ferri-motorsport-announces-vilander-for-pwc-season/

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06 Feb 2018 08:27 #10730 by maverick
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Mechanic Z wrote: Huge news from R. Ferri Motorsport: 2017 Bathurst 12 Hours winner Toni Vilander will be driving their Ferrari 488 GT3!
http://sportscar365.com/world-challenge/r-ferri-motorsport-announces-vilander-for-pwc-season/


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Great news.

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11 Feb 2018 06:30 #10822 by Mechanic Z
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PWC news from the last few days:
KPAX has added Andy Soucek and Maxime Soulet for GT Sprint-X: http://world-challenge.com/latest/team-news/k-pax-racing-signs-two-bentley-m-sport-drivers-roster/ Soucek will co-drive with Parente, Soulet with Baptista. Third car is apparently up in the air.
Andy Pilgrim and Michael Cooper will join Blackdog Speedshop for GTS Sprint-X, Pilgrim in the #1 with Aschenbach, Cooper in the #11 with Gaples. http://world-challenge.com/latest/team-news/pilgrim-cooper-join-blackdog-speed-shop-roster-gts-x/
Bryan Herta Autosport and Hyundai will join the series' new TCR class with i30Ns for GT regulars Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins. http://world-challenge.com/latest/series-news/bryan-herta-autosport-teams-hyundai-2018-pwc-tcr-campaign/

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11 Feb 2018 07:05 #10823 by Mechanic Z
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Mechanic Z wrote: PWC news from the last few days:
KPAX has added Andy Soucek and Maxime Soulet for GT Sprint-X: http://world-challenge.com/latest/team-news/k-pax-racing-signs-two-bentley-m-sport-drivers-roster/ Soucek will co-drive with Parente, Soulet with Baptista. Third car is apparently up in the air.
Andy Pilgrim and Michael Cooper will join Blackdog Speedshop for GTS Sprint-X, Pilgrim in the #1 with Aschenbach, Cooper in the #11 with Gaples. http://world-challenge.com/latest/team-news/pilgrim-cooper-join-blackdog-speed-shop-roster-gts-x/
Bryan Herta Autosport and Hyundai will join the series' new TCR class with i30Ns for GT regulars Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins. http://world-challenge.com/latest/series-news/bryan-herta-autosport-teams-hyundai-2018-pwc-tcr-campaign/

Also, per Instagram:
Looks like Dream Racing's Yuki Harata/Alessandro Bressan will move up to the GT3 Huracan: https://www.instagram.com/p/Be2KtYilLlR/?taken-by=ale_brex
Jorge De La Torre looks set to continue with his GT3 Aston: https://www.instagram.com/j.delatorre04/

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21 Feb 2018 10:38 #10886 by Mechanic Z
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