Looks like a great field with skinny, Jay p plus lael wilcox and Sarah Hammond amongst the starters.
Others I know include
Chris Phillips, who I was chatting to the other week and week had to dnf last time. He said he was going back with a different bike, a full on mountain bike, and with mountaineering gear, better tent, etc.
Andi buchs, who did indypac and who organises nord kapp tarifa
Stu Edwards, a brit living in Tasmania did indypac and who has done lots of mountain biking
Karl speed, who has done tcr a couple of times (mandatory route should suit him as he got dqd last time for not riding solo as he apparently hadnt done a route so was just following others!)
Stephane, who usually goes off road a bit during the tcr!