WEC releases complete rookie test entry list

The World Endurance Championship has confirmed the entry list for the November 22 rookie test in Bahrain, with 23 hopefuls taking part.

Mexican sportscar star Memo Rojas, three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona, headlines the new additions.

Rojas will drive for SMP-backed Russian squad AF Racing, joined by Julian Leal, the third-most experienced driver in GP2 history.

The other LMP2 spots will go to Formula 3.5 frontrunner Tio Ellinas and former Red Bull junior Lewis Williamson, the duo making up the Strakka line-up, and European F3 racer Matt Rao, who will test with Signatech.

In GT, Aston Martin will field a number of rookie racers from British GT. Ross Gunn and Jamie Chadwick, who won the 2015 GT4 class for Beechdean, will be joined by TF Sport duo of Jody Fannin and Matt Bell, as well as Oman Racing Team's Daniel Lloyd.

Occasional WEC driver Archie Hamilton, 24H series driver Devon Modell and ADAC GT Bentley racer Fabian Hamprecht will also be fielded by Aston Martin.

Complete entry list:

Team Class Driver 1 Driver 2 Driver 3
Porsche Team LMP1  Mitch Evans  Juan Pablo Montoya  
Audi Sport Team Joest    Benoit Treluyer*  Richie Stanaway  
Toyota Racing    Mike Conway*  Sam Bird  Alex Lynn
Signatech Alpine LMP2  Paul-Loup Chatin*  Matt Rao  
Strakka Racing    Lewis Williamson Tio Ellinas  
AF Racing   Julian Leal Memo Rojas  
Porsche Team Manthey  GTE Pro  Richard Lietz*  Philipp Eng  
   Patrick Pilet*  Nick Catsburg  Jamie Chadwick
Aston Martin Racing V8  GTE Pro  Darren Turner*  Ross Gunn  Devon Modell
   Matt Bell  Jody Fannin Fabian Hamprecht
Aston Martin Racing GTE Am  Darren Turner  Jonathan Adam Marco Sorensen

* denotes installation lap drivers

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Series WEC
Drivers Memo Rojas , Julian Leal , Lewis Williamson , Matt Bell , Tio Ellinas , Jody Fannin , Ross Gunn , Fabian Hamprecht , Matthew Rao , Devon Modell , Jamie Chadwick
Teams Porsche Team , Aston Martin Racing , Strakka Racing , Signatech , AF Racing
Article type Breaking news