The FIA and the ACO have revealed the provisional list of registered face to the traditional ‘rookie test’ performed by the WEC following the last appointment of the season, the 6 Hours of Bahrain. In this day of testing will meet a total of six LMP1 -, six -, LMP2-and three GTE, although the majority of the formations has not yet revealed the list of riders to evaluate. With all that, what is for sure is that Antonio Giovinazzi will not attend this test for incompatibility of calendar. Will be replaced by Paul-Loup Chatin.
In this way, Gustavo Menezes will take the Porsche 919 Hybrid,Luis Felipe Derani the Toyota TS050 Hybrid and Paul-Loup Chatin to the Audi R18 e-tron as the three pilots appointed by the ACO, while they will join Yannick Dalmas. The veteran French rider will have the great opportunity to ride throughout the day in the three prototype hybrids. In addition, Toyota has also decided that Kazuki Nakajima, Stephane Buemi and Stéphane Sarrazin will be uploaded to their prototypes, in part to make trainers and to serve as a ‘hares’ for young drivers, but also to work towards 2017.
The margin of the prototypes from the factory, will also be on track the CLM P1/01 – AER ByKolles and a total of six LMP2. G-Drive Racing will field its usual Oreca 05-Nissan with the british Tom Jackson and the puerto rican Felix Seralles. For his part, RGR Sport has confirmed to the americans William Owen and Patricio O Ward, while Signatech Alpine and Manor -that will put at stake its two prototypes – have not announced their drivers. Finally, Aston Martin will make a great test with Alex Lynn, Jordan King, Ross Gunn, Matt Parry, Salih Yoluc and Euan Hankey, , while AF Corse will field a Ferrari 488 GTE.