Successful Rookie Test ends the 2016 WEC season for AMR

Monday, November 21, 2016

Having had little time to recover from the celebrations that followed the championship(s) winning drive of the #95 Young Driver AMR crew on Saturday, the team and both GTE Pro cars were back at work on Sunday for the championship's now annual 'Rookie Test'.

Eight drivers finally made the teams driving roster for the one day, two session test after Ahmad Al Harthy and Khaled Al Qubaisi were granted last minute entries and having pounded around the Bahrain International Circuit all weekend long in an LMP2 it was Alex Lynn who stole the GTE honours in the morning session (and indeed the event) half a second up on fellow GP2 driver Jordan King.

Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup Team winners Salih Yoluc and Euan Hankey also had their first experiences of the GTE platform in readiness for what will hopefully be their full season ELMS entry next year as they build up to their automatic LM24 entry. Yoluc's best time over the two sessions would have placed him mid table in Saturdays race having enjoyed the most number of laps (51) in the AMR camp so that is promising.

Having not set foot in the GTE since this time last year at his AMR Academy final assessment (excluding his run up the hill at Goodwood) Ross Gunn ended his afternoon 40 laps second in the table overall proving that he is a talent worth nurturing.

Photo credit - Adrenal Media
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