ETCC features 26 car entry list for Monza

26 cars will take part in the first round of the 2012 FIA European Touring Car Cup at Monza, supporting the World Touring Car Championship for three events before hosting their own finale at Imola.

The Cup is split into four classes this year, previously having been three, with nine cars entered into the fastest Super 2000 class.

Czech driver Petr Fulin will race for Krenek Motorsport in a BMW 320si, the same model of car will be used by Liqui Moly Team Engstler and Borusan Otomotiv Motorsport for their drivers Igor Skuz and Aytaç Biter.

Tim Gábor will race an ex-Peugeot Sport Denmark 407 with RCM Motorsport, with countryman Ferenc Ficza in an ex-N.Technology Alfa Romeo 156 S2000 run by XFX Unicorse Team.

WTCC regulars Proteam will enter a BMW 320si for Alessandro Vita Kouzkin, and SUNRED will run a SEAT León for Fernando Monje before he switches over the WTCC.

Rikli Motorsport will again enter their two Hondas, a Civic FD for Peter Rikli and an Accord Euro R for Christian Fischer.

The Single Make category features three SEAT León Supercopas for Andreas Pfister, Stian Paulsen and Urs Sonderegger, who raced in the SEAT León Eurocup before racing in the first five rounds of the WTCC for Wiechers-Sport last season.

Super Production will also field three cars with Aleksander Tosic returning to defend his crown in the ASK Vitro Racing Honda Civic Type-R. Former rival Fabio Fabiani and 2011 WTCC Jay-Ten class champion Fabio Fabiani will return in an F Motosport-run BMW 320i E46, with Russian Nikolay Karamyshev racing in a privately entered Honda Civic Type-R.

The most populated class is the S1600 class with 11 cars, with Ravenol Team entering three Ford Fiestas, Maurer Motorsport entering three Chevrolet Aveos and a number of other Ford Fiestas and Fiesta STs being entered.

2012 FIA European Touring Car Cup Entry List – Monza

No – Driver – Nat – Team – Car – Class
2 – Petr Fulín – CZE – Krenek Motorsport – BMW 320si E90 – S2000
3 – Aytaç Biter – TUR – Borusan Otomotiv Motorsport – BMW 320si E90 – S2000
4 – Igor Skuz – UKR – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – BMW 320si E90 – S2000
5 – Tim Gábor – HUN – RCM Motorsport – Peugeot 407 – S2000
6 – Peter Rikli – CHE – Rikli Motorsport – Honda Civic FD – S2000
7 – Ferenc Ficza – HUN – XFX Unicorse Team – Alfa Romeo 156 S2000 – S2000
8 – Fernando Monje – ESP – SUNRED Engineering – SEAT León TDI – S2000
9 – Christian Fischer – CHE – Rikli Motorsport – Honda Accord Euro R – S2000
10 – Alessandro Vita Kouzkin – ITA – Proteam Racing – BMW 320si E90 – S2000
22 – Andreas Pfister – DEU – Pfister Racing – SEAT León Supercopa – SMT
23 – Stian Paulsen – NOR – Stian Paulsen Racing – SEAT León Supercopa – SMT
24 – Urs Sonderegger – CHE – PCR Sport – SEAT León Supercopa – SMT
31 – Aleksandar Tošic – SRB – ASK Vitro Racing – Honda Civic Type-R – SP
32 – Fabio Fabiani – ITA – F Motorsport – BMW 320i E46 – SP
33 – Nikolay Karamyshev – RUS – Nikolay Karamyshev – Honda Civic Type-R – SP
42 – Ulrike Krafft – DEU – Ravenol Team – Ford Fiesta – S1600
43 – Kevin Krammes – DEU – Ravenol Team – Ford Fiesta ST – S1600
44 – Paolo Necchi – ITA – Ravenol Team – Ford Fiesta – S1600
45 – Klaus Bingler – DEU – Klaus Bingler – Ford Fiesta ST – S1600
46 – Alexander Frolov – RUS – Maurer Motorsport – Chevrolet Aveo – S1600
47 – Vadim Meshcheryakov – RUS – Maurer Motorsport – Chevrolet Aveo – S1600
48 – Wilson Borgnino – ARG – Maurer Motorsport – Chevrolet Aveo – S1600
49 – Steffen Grossmann – DEU – Steggen Grossmann – Ford Fiesta ST – S1600
50 – Ronny Reinsberger – DEU – Ronny Reinsberger – Ford Fiesta ST – S1600
51 – Michael Golz – DEU – Michael Golz – Ford Fiesta ST – S1600
52 – Gilles Bruckner – LUX – Gille Bruckner – Ford Fiesta ST – S1600