12 automobiles entered for WEC Rookie Check
A provisional entry record for the FIA WEC’s Bahrain Rookie Check on December 15 options 12 automobiles and a bunch of notable names.
In LMP1, there are two Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 HYBRIDs and a single Revolt R-13. Neither of Group LNT’s Ginetta G60-LT-P1s are at present all the way down to run.
Within the two Toyotas, present manufacturing facility drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Brendon Hartley be part of the staff’s beforehand confirmed trio of drivers. Racing Group Nederland driver Nyck de Vries, Excessive Class Racing (and Toyota Gazoo Racing WEC Problem Driver) Kenta Yamashita and take a look at and reserve driver Thomas Laurent have been all introduced previous to this record being printed. Revolt, in the meantime, has no drivers listed but.
LMP2 has 4 automobiles listed, three Goodyear-shod ORECAs and the G-Drive Racing Aurus, which can race in Bahrain as a visitor automotive and run on Michelin tires.
The Aurus 01 will likely be pushed by reigning ELMS LMP3 champion Mikkel Jensen, Jonathan Cochet, Harrison Newey and ex-F1 man Roberto Merhi.
The one different title confirmed at this stage is Danish driver Michael Markussen aboard the Excessive Class Racing ORECA. He’s out testing forward of what RACER understands is a 2020 LMP2 drive with a brand new staff to the components that has but to be introduced. The opposite two automobiles are the JOTA and Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECAs, which don’t have any drivers at present named.
Within the GTE ranks, 4 of the six Professional full-season automobiles will participate together with a single Group Mission 1 GTE Am Porsche.
Aston Martin Racing is the absentee right here, neither of its Vantage AMRs staying on in Bahrain to check after the eight-hour race. AF Corse’s pair of Ferraris and Porsche’s two 911 RSR 19s will flip laps, nevertheless. The No. 71 AF 488 will likely be pushed by manufacturing facility driver Alessandro Pier Guidi and Dane Nicklas Nielsen (who has been driving with AF Corse in Am this yr). AF’s No. 51 instance has no names connected but.
The one driver listed for Porsche is beforehand confirmed Dutchman Job van Uitert, who’s all the way down to drive the No. 91. He is because of compete with G-Drive Racing in Bahrain within the WEC assembly earlier than the take a look at, alongside his 2019 ELMS teammates Roman Rusinov and Jean-Eric Vergne.
Vincent Abril (who took half within the WEC race at Shanghai with Proton Competitors in Am) will drive with Group Mission 1 alongside American Maxwell Root, a Porsche GT3 Cup Problem USA common and IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship winner.
The take a look at will run between 10:00-12:00 within the morning earlier than a day session from 1-Four p.m. on Sunday, December 15.