The WEC reaches its latest appointment with lots of things to decide,
being the main claim of the 6 Hours of Bahrain-the fight for the title of
riders between the Porsche 919 Hybrid #2 and the Toyota TS050 Hybrid #6. In addition, the
cited in Shakir will also serve to decide a champion in both GTE-Pro and
GTE-Am, although in this category, only a miracle can change the order of the
classification. All in all, the only class that has champion is LMP2, something that
however it does not prevent new LMP2 is the epicenter of several changes in the
As is logical, the big focus in the media is put in the
six pilots who are playing the title. Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc
Lieb -the latter being more outside than inside Porsche – have in his hand power
to maintain the hegemony of the brand of Stuttgart, while Mike Conway,
Stéphane Sarrazin and Kamui Kobayashi will try to give the surprise and to get a
title that seemed impossible and that in great measure palliate the great disappointment
suffered by Toyota in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Separated by 17 points,
anything can happen though Porsche to appear with some advantage.
While Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre and Stéphane
Richelmi will be able to celebrate his title of LMP2 in Bahrain, the second category of
WEC returns to be several changes in the grille, something that on this occasion it is
positive for the interests of the Spanish motorsport. However, the dance of
pilots in Manor returns to Roberto Merhi in action, although in this case the
pilot castellón will take the Oreca 05-Nissan #45 alongside Julien Canal and
Roberto Gonzalez, all time in the Manor #44 is up, Matthew, Rao, Richard
Bradley and Alex Lynn. In addition, Tom Dillmann joins ESM alongside Giedo Van der
Garde and Sam Gelael.
Finally, the categories GTE-Pro and GTE-Am not present
changes of pilots. This means that the title will be decided in both cases in
a direct duel between the AF Corse and Aston Martin Racing, although with different roles.
While in GTE-Pro, Aston Martin of Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen depart
with an advantage of 12 points over Davide Rigon and Sam Bird in the GTE-Am
the tables are reverse and Emmanuel Collard, François Perrodo and Rui Aguas only
need to finish the race to be champions, while the trio
Mathias Lauda, Pedro Lamy and Paul Dalla Lana they need to win and hope for a
abandonment of its rivals.