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27 cars confirmed for WEC Prologue at Monza

6 Hours Of Bahrain - FIA World Endurance Championship 2016

SAKHIR, BAHRAIN - NOVEMBER 18: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, The #6 Toyota Gazoo Racing LMP1 car (L) driven by Stephane Sarrazin of France, Mike Conway of Great Britain and Kamui Kobayashi of Japan passes the #95 Aston Martin V8 Vantage during Free Practice 3 of the 6 Hours of Bahrain, the ninth and final round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship’s at Bahrain International Circuit on November 18, 2016 in Sakhir, Bahrain. (Photo by Dean Treml/Red Bull via Getty Images)

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Officials from the FIA World Endurance Championship have released a 27-car entry list for the two day pre-season Prologue at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on April 1-2.

Prior to the start of the new WEC season at Silverstone on April 16, drivers and teams will get a chance to take part in the collective test at Monza, one of the fastest circuits in Europe.

Following the publication of the full season and Le Mans entry lists last month, the WEC and Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) have now issued the roster for Monza.

All but one car confirmed to be racing full-time in the WEC this year will feature at Monza, the exception being the second CEFC Manor TRS Racing entry.

While there are a few blanks to be filled in on the driver front, two notable exceptions are Toyota drivers Sebastien Buemi and Jose Maria Lopez. Both will be at Monza for the launch of the 2017-spec TS050 Hybrid car on March 31 before dashing to Mexico for the Formula E race on April 1.

Curiously, DS Virgin Formula E driver Sam Bird does feature on the entry list in the No. 71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE alongside teammate Davide Rigon.

You can see the entry list in full here.

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