Nov 19

The WEC Rookie Test is go!

Fernando Alonso to make WEC debut at Bahrain test

The WEC Rookie Test is go!Thirteen WEC cars are taking to the track today for the annual official WEC Rookie Test at Bahrain International Circuit.  There are five hours of testing available to the 25 drivers on the entry list, split into two sessions (10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00 local time).

Among the cars are three LMP1 hybrids, two from Toyota Gazoo Racing and one from Porsche LMP team – the car taking to the track in an official WEC session for the last time.

F1 star and self-confessed sportscar racing fan, Fernando Alonso, will make his LMP1 debut alongside Sébastien Buemi in the No.8 TS050 HYBRID, while the rookie nominated by the WEC Promoter – Thomas Laurent (FRA) – will drive the No.7 under the tutelage of Mike Conway.

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Fernando Alonso to make WEC debut at Bahrain test

Fernando Alonso will make his first ever appearance in an FIA World Endurance Championship car this Sunday when he test drives a Toyota TS050 HYBRID LMP1 car.

The test, which will take place at the Bahrain International Circuit, will see the double F1 World Champion join Mike Conway and WEC Rookie test driver Thomas Laurent in the cockpit of one of the Toyota Gazoo Racing cars which will race in Saturday’s Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain.

The McLaren F1 driver is no stranger to the WEC paddock having waved the traditional Tricolore as the Grand Marshal and honorary starter at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Spaniard was also an interested visitor in 2014 when he visited his friend and former rival Mark Webber in Bahrain.

source: lemans.org