The final entry list for the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup has been confirmed at the series’ media launch event in Barcelona.

The season-opening round on the streets of Marrakech on April 7-8 will feature a total of eleven teams and seven different manufacturers.

While the entry list itself features 26 drivers, the recent announcement that Benjamin Lassennes will substitute for the unwell Tiago Monteiro at Bousen Ginion Racing until further notice brings the grid to 25 cars.

The entry list for the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup has been officially revealed following the series’ media launch event in Barcelona.

The media launch event was used to confirm Zsolt Szabó as the second of Zengő Motorsport’s two drivers – completing an all-Hungarian line-up for the squad. Also confirmed in a part-season campaign was former WTCC race-winner and two-time British Touring Car Championship winner James Thompson, who joins Münnich Motorsport’s line-up.

The entry list also saw the rebranding of a number of teams. Yvan Muller’s eponymous racing team has been abbreviated to YMR, while Romeo Ferraris has been renamed Team Mulsanne to align to its parent operation.

Belgian outfit Team WRT will be known as Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team in deference to their major sponsors, while Campos Racing will be entered as Team OSCARO by Campos Racing for similar reasons.

The field will conduct an open pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Thursday.

2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup – Final Entry List
No. Driver Team Car
15 James Thompson uk ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport de Honda Civic Type-R
68 Yann Ehrlacher fr
86 Esteban Guerrieri ar
52 Gordon Shedden uk Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team be Audi RS3 LMS
69 Jean-Karl Vernay fr
9 Tom Coronel nl Boutsen Ginion Racing be Honda Civic Type-R
18 Tiago Monteiro pt
63 Benjamin Lessennes be
5 Norbert Michelisz hu BRC Racing Team it Hyundai i30 N
30 Gabriele Tarquini it
20 Denis Dupont be Comtoyou Racing be Audi RS3 LMS
21 Aurélien Panis fr
23 Nathanaël Berthon fr
22 Frédéric Vervisch be Audi Sport Team Comtoyou be
7 Aurélien Comte fr DG Sport Compétition be Peugeot 308TCR
70 Mat’o Homola
27 John Filippi fr Team OSCARO by Campos Racing es Cupra Léon TCR
74 Pepe Oriola es
12 Rob Huff uk Sébastien Loeb Racing fr Volkswagen Golf GTI
25 Mehdi Bennani ma
10 Gianni Morbidelli it Team Mulsanne it Alfa Romeo Giulietta
88 Fabrizio Giovanardi it
11 Thed Björk se Yvan Muller Racing fr Hyundai i30 N
48 Yvan Muller fr
8 Norbert Nagy hu Zengő Motorsport hu Cupra Léon TCR
66 Zsolt Szabó hu

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