Merszei and Kano added to Macau line-up of 34 cars

34 cars will compete in the finale of the 2013 FIA World Touring Car Championship, a record for the Championship, with the addition of Jo Merszei and Masaki Kano in two of Liqui Moly Team Engstler’s normally aspirated BMW 320sis.

The all-time record of 35 cars came from the first round of the 2006 season, but this was a merged grid comprising of both the full-time entries for the cars of the WTCC and the Super 2000 cars from the Italian Touring Car Championship.

The 34 car entry for Macau is the highest yet for the Championship, with nine older normally aspirated cars competing in the Eurosport Asia Trophy class alongside the regular contenders from this season.

The full entry list for the Guia Race of Macau, the 60th running of the event, is as follows:

Guia Race Of Macau Entry List

No – Driver – Nat – Team – Car
1 – Rob Huff – GBR – Münnich Motorsport – SEAT León WTCC
3 – Gabriele Tarquini – ITA – Castrol Honda Racing Team JAS – Honda Civic
5 – Norbert Michelisz – HUN – Zengõ Motorsport – Honda Civic Super 2000 TC
6 – Franz Engstler* – GER – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – BMW 320 TC
7 – Charles Ng* – HKG – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – BMW 320 TC
8 – Mikhail Kozlovskiy – RUS – LADA Sport Lukoil – Lada Granta Sport
9 – Alex MacDowall* – GBR – bamboo-engineering – Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
10 – James Thompson – GBR – LADA Sport Lukoil – Lada Granta Sport
12 – Yvan Muller – FRA – RML – Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
14 – James Nash* – GBR – bamboo-engineering – Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
15 – Tom Coronel – NED – ROAL Motorsport – BMW 320 TC
18 – Tiago Monteiro – POR – Castrol Honda Racing Team JAS – Honda Civic
19 – Fernando Monje* – SPN – Campos Racing – SEAT León WTCC
20 – Hugo Valente* – SPN – Campos Racing – SEAT León WTCC
22 – Tom Boardman* – GBR – Special Tuning Racing – SEAT León WTCC
23 – Tom Chilton – GBR – RML – Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
25 – Mehdi Bennani* – MOR – Proteam Racing – BMW 320 TC
26 – Stefano D’Aste* – ITA – PB Racing – BMW 320 TC
30 – André Couto*^ – MAC – Campos Racing – SEAT León WTCC
37 – René Münnich* – GER – Münnich Motorsport – SEAT León WTCC
38 – Marc Basseng – GER – Münnich Motorsport – SEAT León WTCC
55 – Darryl O’Young* – HKG – ROAL Motorsport – BMW 320 TC
60 – Filipe de Souza^* – MAC – China Dragon Racing – Chevrolet Cruze LT
61 – Ng Kin Veng^* – MAC – China Dragon Racing – Chevrolet Cruze LT
62 – Lam Kam Sam*^ – MAC – China Dragon Racing – Chevrolet Lacetti
63 – Célio Alves Dias*^ – MAC – China Dragon Racing – Chevrolet Lacetti
66 – Jerónimo Badaraco^* – MAC – Son Veng Racing – Chevrolet Cruze LT
67 – Hiroki Yoshimoto*^ – JPN – Nika Racing – Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
68 – Masaki Kano*^ – JPN – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – BMW 320si
70 – Jo Merszei*^ – MAC – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – BMW 320si
73 – Fredy Barth* – SUI – Wiechers-Sport – BMW 320 TC
74 – Pepe Oriola – SPN – Tuenti Racing Team – Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
77 – Mak Ka Lok*^ – MAC – RPM Racing – BMW 320si
88 – Henry Ho*^ – MAC – Liqui Moly Team Engstler – BMW 320si

* Drivers eligible for the Yokohama Trophy
^ Drivers eligible for the Eurosport Asia Trophy