The list of entrants for the Rookie Test is completed

The list of drivers taking part in the Rookie Test in Bahrain the day after the WEC final is now almost complete.

Published on 13/11/2015 à 12:03

Pierre Tassel

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The list of entrants for the Rookie Test is completed

If several of the participants of the day of the Bahrain Rookie Test on the Sakhir track on Sunday November 22, just after the last round of the WEC 2015, were already known, the list was further completed this Friday.

No surprises in LM P1, since the three drivers selected by the WEC had already been made official. The British Sam bird will find his compatriot Alex lynn (3 GP2014 champion) at Toyota, alongside the holder Mike conway who will act as support pilot. Richie Stanaway will be accompanied for this day by the Frenchman Benoît Tréluyer at Audi, while the New Zealander Mitch Evans will be associated with Colombian Juan-Pablo Montoya on the Porsche 919 Hybrid. Team ByKolles has yet to announce its drivers.

In LM P2, if the drivers entered by Strakka Racing (Lewis Williamson and Tio Ellinas) were known, the AF Racing team will put its BR01? Nissan at the disposal of the Colombian Julian Leal, former resident of the GP2 Series, and Mexican Memo Rojas, former Grand-Am champion under the colors of Ganassi in the United States. Signatech-Alpine will give a chance to the Briton Matthew Rao, supported by Paul-Loup Chatin.

Porsche and Team Manthey had already confirmed the presence of the Austrian Philipp Eng (winner of the Supercup this season) and the Dutchman Nick Catsburg (winner of the 24 Hours of Spa in Blancpain). Endurance Series with Team Marc VDS), on the 911 RSR. The two drivers will be supervised by Richard Lietz and Patrick Pilet.

Darren Turner will be the reference driver at Aston Martin on the #99 Vantage, where we will find no less than eight British drivers, some of whom belong to the Evolution Academy: Ross Gunn, Jamie Chadwick, Matt Bell, Jody Fannin, Devon Modell, Daniel Lloyd, Archie Hamilton, and Fabian Hamprecht. The second Vantage n°97 will be entrusted to Turner, assisted by Jonathan Adam and Marco Sørensen.

Five hours of riding will be on the program during this day, with a two-hour session in the morning, and three hours in the afternoon.

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