Ferrari and Scwartzman top the times in Rookie Test afternoon session
Robert Scwartzman clocked the fastest time in this afternoon’s FIA WEC rookie test with a time of 1m48.559s in the Ferrari 499P Hypercar.
Norman Nato was second quickest in the Hertz JOTA Porsche, 0.571s faster than Rene Binder in the privately run Porsche run by Proton Competition.
Out of the LMP2 cars, it was Team WRT and Charles Weerts that was quickest with a time of 1:54.317. Second fastest was F2 driver Clement Novolak in the inter Europol Competition run Oreca 07 Gibson and third was PJ Hyett with Prema Racing.
In LMGTE Am, Lorenzo Patrese topped the times in the Richard Mille AF Corse Ferrari pipping fellow Italian Nicola Marinangeli by just over 1.3s.
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First experience driving a Le Mans Prototype for Valentino Rossi as he took the wheel of Team WRT's LMP2 at today's WEC Rookie Test in Bahrain. #WEC pic.twitter.com/m21a6rqtLq
Seven-time MotoGP Valentino Rossi made his LMP2 debut with Team WRT during this morning's session.