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The second round of the 2015 European Le Mans Series is due to take place at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari at Imola in Italy on 16/17th May.

After a hotly disputed first event at the Silverstone circuit in early April, the ELMS competitors are now getting ready for the famous Imola circuit, the only track layout in the season which runs in an anti-clockwise direction and therefore very technical.

Of the 30 due to take the start, 17 are prototypes and 13 are GTs. The current LMP2 points leader, the No.41 Greaves Motorsport Gibson 015S-Nissan, driven by  Gary Hirsch, Jon Lancaster and Björn Wirdheim, will be determined to remain at the top of the board. However, the second-015S Gibson Nissan on the grid, that of the No.38 JOTA Sport (Simon Dolan, Harry Tincknell and Felipe Albuquerque) which won the last LMP2 6 Hours of Spa WEC and the Italian round in 2014, will be keen to retake the upper hand and maintain its dominance in Emilia Romagna. Third place finishers last our in Silverstone, Tristan Gommendy, Ludovic Badey and Pierre Thiriet will from their side do all they can to get the sole ORECA 05 Nissan (No.46 Thiriet by TDS Racing) onto the top step of the podium in Italy. The only JS P2-Judd on the grid, operated by the American Krohn Racing team (No.40) finished just off the British podium and the Swedish-American-Brazilian trio of drivers will be hoping to be in the mix at the front following a very pleasing first race by Tracy Krohn, Nic Jönsson and Oswaldo Negri.

 Full provisional entry list

Participants number : 30
# Team Country Category Car
27 SMP Racing Russia LM P2 BR01 – Nissan
29 Pegasus Racing Germany LM P2 Morgan – Nissan
33 Eurasia Motorsport Philippines LM P2 Oreca 03R – Nissan
37 SMP Racing Russia LM P2 BR01 – Nissan
38 Jota Sport United Kingdom LM P2 Gibson 015S – Nissan
40 Krohn Racing United States LM P2 Ligier JS P2 – Judd
41 Greaves Motorsport United Kingdom LM P2 Gibson 015S – Nissan
44 Ibanez Racing San Marino LM P2 Oreca 03 – Nissan
45 Ibanez Racing San Marino LM P2 Oreca 03 – Nissan
46 Thiriet By Tds Racing France LM P2 Oreca 05 – Nissan
48 Murphy Prototypes Ireland LM P2 Oreca 03R – Nissan
2 Team LNT United Kingdom LM P3 Ginetta – Nissan
3 Team LNT United Kingdom LM P3 Ginetta – Nissan
5 Cetilar Villorba Corse Italy LM P3 Ginetta – Nissan
7 University Of Bolton United Kingdom LM P3 Ginetta – Nissan
11 Lanan Racing United Kingdom LM P3 Ginetta – Nissan
15 SVK By Speed Factory Spain LM P3 Ginetta – Nissan
51 AF Corse Italy LM GTE Ferrari F458 Italia
52 BMW Team MarcVDS Belgium LM GTE BMW Z4
55 AF Corse Italy LM GTE Ferrari F458 Italia
56 AT Racing Austria LM GTE Ferrari F458 Italia
60 Formula Racing Denmark LM GTE Ferrari F458 Italia
66 JMW Motorsport United Kingdom LM GTE Ferrari F458 Italia
86 Gulf Racing UK United Kingdom LM GTE Porsche 911 RSR
88 Proton Competition Germany LM GTE Porsche 911 RSR
59 TDS Racing France GTC BMW Z4 GT3
62 AF Corse Italy GTC Ferrari F458 Italia GT3
63 AF Corse Italy GTC Ferrari F458 Italia GT3
64 AF Corse Italy GTC Ferrari F458 Italia GT3
68 Massive Motorsport Denmark GTC Aston Martin Vantage GT3