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Bahrain Rookie Test Entry List Revealed

Eleven cars, 28 drivers confirmed for Bahrain Rookie Test…

Photo: Toyota

Photo: Toyota

The final entry list for next weekend’s Rookie Test in Bahrain has been revealed, with 11 cars and 28 drivers set to take part in the FIA WEC-sanctioned test the day following the season-ending Six Hours of Bahrain.

A number of high profile drivers, including GP2 ace Alex Lynn and former IMSA champion Memo Rojas, have been added since the release of the provisional list last month.

ENTRY LIST: Bahrain Rookie Test

2014 GP3 champion Lynn will join Sam Bird in a Toyota TS040 Hybrid. Bird, along with Richie Stanaway (Audi) and Mitch Evans (Porsche) were the three young drivers selected by the WEC to test the LMP1 machinery.

While Juan Pablo Montoya will also take the wheel of a Porsche 919 Hybrid, fellow ex-Chip Ganassi Racing driver Rojas is set for his first outing in a LMP2 car, with the Mexican set to test the BR01 Nissan alongside Colombian GP2 driver Julian Leal Covelli.

Strakka Racing and Signatech Alpine will also have their LMP2 entries in action, with the previously announced lineups of Matthew Rao (Signatech) and Lewis Williamson and Tio Ellinas (Strakka).

Porsche Team Manthey and Aston Martin Racing will field multiple cars in the GTE classes, as well, with newly crowned Porsche Supercup Champion Phillip Eng and Dutchman Nick Catsburg in the pair of Porsche 911 RSRs.

AMR, meanwhile, will run two Vantage V8s featuring a total of nine drivers including British GT4 champions Ross Gunn and Jamie Chadwick, British GT drivers Jody Fannin and Dan Lloyd and Devon Model.

A number of veteran WEC drivers will also take part in the test but just for installation laps.

The test, set for Sun. Nov. 22, will feature five hours of track time, with a two-hour morning session from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. local time followed by a further three hours in the afternoon from 1-4 p.m.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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