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FIA WEC: Bahrain, More Paddock Notes

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AMR Working On Three Car 2016 Effort

Aston Martin Racing are working hard on plans for 2016 but we’re not going to see any more than three factory entered cars back next season in the FIA WEC.

With Roald Goethe’s #96 effort already known to be heading elsewhere for 2016 there is unlikely to be more than a single GTE AM effort, and that looks set to be determined by whether Paul Dalla Lana will sign up for a third crack at the World Championship.

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In GTE Pro there’s potential for a two car effort, likely bringing elements of the three 2015 cars together. Darren Turner is set to return of course and Jonny Adam is known to have impressed too with Marco Sorensen, Nicki Thiim, Richie Stanaway and Fernando Rees also high on the list to feature of a two car effort can be funded.

Work is also underway on potential AMR entries in the 2016 ELMS.

SARD Morand Claim Ligier Likely in 2016

SARD Morand’s Benoit Morand has told team members that a new coupe, believed to be an ex-G-Drive Ligier, has been sourced for a return to the FIA WEC in 2016.

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Dunlop Looking to LMP1 Privateer in 2016

After upping the game in GTE with tyre development throughout the year in ELMS and with dominant form in LMP2 Dunlop are now looking to new sportscar horizons.

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Paddock sources have confirmed contacts between the current LMP1 Privateer teams and the men in yellow with a meeting spotted in the paddock today between Rebellion Racing and Dunlop representatives. Dunlop have also been looking to interest GTE Pro teams in their newest tyres, the first since the prominent backing given to JMW Motorsport’s Ferrari effort.