WEC reveals initial rookie test entry without Fernando Alonso

The latest batch of drivers who will take part in the World Endurance Championship rookie test at Bahrain this month has been announced without the name of Fernando Alonso

WEC reveals initial rookie test entry without Fernando Alonso

The two-time Formula 1 world champion appears set to be given a run in a Toyota TS050 HYBRID in the test on November 19, but his presence has yet to be confirmed.

He is reported to have visited Toyota Motorsport GmbH headquarters in Cologne yesterday to begin preparations for the event.

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Those drivers who have been confirmed include Formula Renault Eurocup and NEC race winner Gabriel Aubry, who will test the Signatech Alpine team's LMP2 ORECA-Gibson 07.

Russian Formula 3.5 V8 driver Konstantin Tereshchenko will be given a try-out in the TDS Racing ORECA in the test the day after the WEC finale.

Indian driver Mahaveer Raghunathan, class champion in the BOSS GP open single-seater series this year, will be given a run in the G-Drive ORECA.

Japanese amateur Ishikawa Motoaki, a regular in the Blancpain GT Series and Italian GT Championship, will drive an AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE.

They will join Jackie Chan DC Racing driver Thomas Laurent, who has already been confirmed with Toyota.

A Porsche 919 Hybrid will be tested by whoever wins the F3.5 V8 title over the Bahrain weekend.

The second and third-placed drivers will be given runs with the winners of the LMP2 and GTE Pro teams' titles respectively.

The F3.5 V8 points are currently led by Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time F1 world champion Emerson.

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