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14/12/2019 - 14:19

Bahrain – Rookie Test provisional list

On Sunday at Bahrain after the Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain, from 10:00 to noon then from 13:00 to 16:00, track time is scheduled solely for rookies so they can test their mettle in endurance racing or advance into a new class, often with the support of more experienced drivers.
Bahrain – Rookie Test provisional list

During the five hours of track time tomorrow at Bahrain, four drivers selected by the Promoter and Organizer of the FIA World Endurance Championship for their exemplary performance, racing skills and determination, will be offered a minimum of 30 laps behind the wheel of winner cars in the four classes at the end of the 2018-2019 Super Season as follows:

- Nyck de Vries, FIA Formula 2 winner, will take the wheel of a Toyota TS050 HYBRID with more than a 1,000 hp. The 24-year-old Dutch driver has represented Racing Team Nederland in the LMP2 class in the FIA WEC.

- Mikkel Jensen (EuroInternational in LMP3 in the ELMS) will drive the Alpine A470-Gibson of LMP2 winner Signatech Alpine.

- Job van Uitert (aged 20) is the third rookie selected. The start of his endurance racing career has been successful, competing in both the FIA WEC and the ELMS. The young up and coming LMP2 driver will try out the Porsche 911 RSR-19 of Porsche GT Team, the FIA GT World Champion. 

- Vincent Abril (age 24) will drive the Porsche 911 RSR of Team Project 1, FIA Endurance LMGTE Am Trophy and 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans winner. 

Teams in the FIA WEC will take the opportunity during the Rookie Test to evaluate potential drivers for coming seasons. 

Provisional List: 

REBELLION RACING
Rebellion R13

Norman Nato (FRA)
Louis Deletraz (CHE)

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
Toyota TS050-Hybrid
Kamui Kobayashi (JPN)
Kenta Yamashita (JPN)
Thomas Laurent (FRA)

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
Toyota TS050- ybrid
Brendon Hartley (NZL)
Nyck de Vries (NLD)
Thomas Laurent (FRA)

LMP2

G-DRIVE RACING
Aurus 01-Gibson
Roberto Merhi (ESP)
Mikkel Jensen (DNK)
Colin Noble (GBR)

RACING TEAM NEDERLAND
ORECA 07-Gibson
Charles Milesi (FRA)
Harrison Newey (GBR)
Jonathan Cochet (FRA)

HIGH CLASS RACING
ORECA 07-Gibson
Jan Magnussen (DNK)
Michael Markussen (DNK)

SIGNATECH ALPINE ELF
Alpine A470-Gibson
Mikkel Jensen (DNK)
André Negrão (BRA)

JACKIE CHAN DC RACING
ORECA 07-Gibson
Isa Bin Abdulla Alkhalifa (BAH)
Will Stevens (GBR)

JOTA
ORECA 07-Gibson
Roberto Gonzalez 
António Félix da Costa (PRT)
Anthony Davidson (GBR)
Ho-Pin Tung (NLD)
Gabriel Aubry (FRA)

LMGTE Pro

AF CORSE
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO
Alessandro Pier Guidi (ITA)
Nicklas Nielsen (DNK)

AF CORSE
Ferrari 488 GTE EVO

David Rigon (ITA)
Nicklas Nielsen (DNK)

PORSCHE GT TEAM
Porsche 911 RSR - 19
Gianmaria Bruni (ITA)
Kevin Estre (FRA)

PORSCHE GT TEAM
Porsche 911 RSR - 19
Job Van Uitert (NLD)
Richard Lietz (AUT)
Michael Christensen (DNK)

ASTON MARTIN RACING
Aston Martin Vantage AMR
Gabriel Aubry (FRA)
Andrew Watson (GBR)
Lasse Sørensen (DNK)

Thomas Canning (GBR)

ASTON MARTIN RACING
Aston Martin Vantage AMR
Marco Sørensen (DNK)
Nicki Thiim (DNK)
Alexander Lynn (GBR)
Maxime Martin (BEL)

LMGTE Am

TEAM PROJECT 1
Porsche 911 RSR
Vincent Abril (FRA)
Maxwell Root (USA)
Philipp Sager (AUT)
Marius Nakken (NOR)

PHOTO (Copyright 2019 - João Filipe/AdrenalMedia.com): After the Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain on 14 December, part of the field will hit the track again tomorrow for the Rookie Test.

BREAKING NEWS: THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS POSTPONED TO 19–20 SEPTEMBER 2020