Final entry list confirms impressive grid for inaugural GT4 International Cup

The final entry list for the inaugural GT4 International Cup has been confirmed, finalising the gird for this weekend’s event at the Bahrain International Circuit (30 November-1 December).

Staged as part of the Bapco Bahrain GT Festival, the GT4 International Cup brings together competitors from across the globe for a season-ending contest. It joins an impressive programme of racing at the Middle Eastern venue, with the FIA GT Nations Cup and Bahrain Classic Challenge also set to hit the track.

While an impressive 21-car grid had already been confirmed for the event, a number of drivers remained unannounced. But, with the opening practice session now just a few days away, the complete line-up has been revealed.

Phoenix Racing has confirmed that 17-year-old rising star Max Hesse will partner the already-announced Gosia Rdest in its #5 Audi R8 LMS GT4. The German teenager has enjoyed a successful 2018 season in touring cars and also made a one-off GT4 European Series outing at Spa-Francorchamps.

The CMR squad will field a brace of Alpine A110 GT4s in Bahrain, and will call upon two familiar drivers to get behind the wheel of its #26 machine in Pierre-Alexandre Jean and Pierre Sancinena.

There is reason to believe that this pairing can be among the contenders for overall victory in Bahrain. Jean and Sancinena contested the second half of the Championnat de France FFSA GT – GT4 France season together in 2018 and proved extremely competitive, taking wins at Magny-Cours and Circuit Paul Ricard. Given their recent track record, the French duo will approach the event in confident mood.

The #36 Alpine will see 2008 French GT champion David Tuchbant competing alongside Antoine Leclerc. Both drivers can call upon considerable experience in GT racing and have earned a raft of honours between them, ensuring another strong line-up for the CMR squad.

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