Multiple new names have been added to the entry list for Sunday’s FIA WEC Bahrain Rookie Test.
Nielsen Racing LMP3 regular Colin Noble is one of them, the Scotsman set to drive an LMP2 car for the first time during the day’s running. He is listed against the Racing Team Nederland ORECA but is understood is to be testing with G-Drive Racing; both team’s cars are run by TDS Racing. The RTN and G-Drive entries will run with three drivers apiece, the entry list is currently incorrect.
“I’m delighted to have been selected to test G-Drive Racing’s Aurus 01 this weekend in Bahrain,” Noble said. “It will give me a chance to get a feel for the differences between the LMP3 cars that I’m used to, and the current-generation LMP2s. It will also be my first time driving at the Bahrain International Circuit.”
Notably, G-Drive’s Aurus will test on Michelin tyres, after running with Dunlop during the 2019 ELMS season.
Also listed in LMP2 with Racing Team Nederland is 18-year-old Frenchman Charles Milesi, who has spent the season competing in Japanese Formula 3.
At Jackie Chan DC Racing, Bahraini driver Isa bin Abdullah Al Khalifa will test an LMP2 for the first time after competing in Middle East Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.
In the GTE ranks, LMP2 regular Gabriel Aubry will take to the wheel of the #95 Aston Martin Vantage AMR. He will be joined by Britain’s Andrew Watson (A full season driver with Gulf Racing in GTE Am). Lasse Sørensen, younger brother of Marco and a former French F4 Champion as well as current NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Elite 2 Champion, will also test in Bahrain.
GTE Am’s single entry, from Project 1 features Vincent Abril and America’s Maxwell Root testing with Austrian racing driver Philipp Sager and Norwegian Porsche Carrera Cup driver, Marius Nakken.
The testing on Sunday is set to be split into two sessions, with five hours of total track time.