Robert Kubica, the star of 'rookie test' WEC


The traditional ‘rookie test’ WEC developed in Bahrain has had various foci of interest, among which without doubt has prevailed the debut of Robert Kubica with the CLMP P1/01 AER the team ByKolles, in what has been his first experience at the wheel of a LMP1. Despite the discrete time marked by the Polish pilot, Kubica has finished the day satisfied with the sensations that has reached to the controls of what he himself has defined as a “F1 fairing”. Neel Jani with the Porsche 919 Hybrid clocked the fastest time of the test.

Six of them have been the LMP1 that have been in track, the whole time
Audi has lined up a R18 e-tron quattro despite his exit from the WEC. The
veteran pilot Yannick Dalmas -which implies a contradiction in the
essence of the test – he has flown the LMP1 Audi, Porsche and Toyota,
while Gustavo Menezes, Luis Felipe Derani and Paul-Loip Chatin have been
the real ‘rookies’ selected by the ACO who have been driven to the
three brands. For your part, Toyota and Porsche have made several tests with
Michelin and have evaluated other components, which has led to Neel Jani to
mark the best time


In this aspect, Paul-Loup Chatin was the least
miles accumulated
for a transmission problem of the Audi R18 e-tron.
Although he could not shoot in the afternoon session, Chatin is at the moment the
last pilot who has piloted the LMP1 Audi and has done so by getting the
the second best time among the beginners, as well as Gustavo Menezes was shot in 1:43.6,
just three-tenths faster than the French. All in all, it was also a day
special for Alex Brundle, Christian England and Mike Guasch
after completing his
first laps with the Oreca 05-Nissan after winning the title of LMP3 of the

In total, 15 cars have taken part of this ‘rookie test’
if we add the presence of some LMP2 as the G-Drive, Baxi DC, Signatech
Alpine, RGR or Manor. The british team, which put on track its two Oreca
05-Nissan, was in charge of hosting between your rows during this test to
mentioned Alex Brundle and Mike Guasch, while in GT-Pro the prominence
it has been for Aston Martin Racing
. The british team has evaluated six
different drivers at the wheel of the Vantage V8, being Alex Lynn is the best
credentials has left
with a time of 1:58.774, beating well Ross Gunn and
Jordan King.