Glickenhaus absent from Bahrain WEC entry checklist
The American producer skipped final weekend’s penultimate spherical at Fuji Speedway in Japan attributable to price issues, however had left the door open to participate within the Bahrain 8 Hours on November 12.
Nonetheless, as groups put together to ship their vehicles to the island nation within the Center East through sea freight, it has now been confirmed that Glickenhaus won’t be current for the eight-hour enduro on the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit.
Groups within the Hypercar class had been initially required to decide to the complete season with at the least one automotive with the intention to achieve an entry, nevertheless it subsequently grew to become clear that WEC was going to supply some room for flexibility.
Glickenhaus had made an enormous step up in efficiency and reliability this 12 months and appeared on track for victory within the 6 Hours of Monza after taking pole place, earlier than a drive-through penalty and a turbo failure pressured it into retirement.
Monza turned out to be Glickenhaus’ final race of the season following the workforce’s choice to skip each flyaway races at Fuji and Bahrain.
Its absence will go away 5 vehicles within the prime class of the WEC, with the 2 Toyota GR010 Hybrids and the only Alpine A480-Gibson once more joined by a pair of Peugeot 9X8 LMH vehicles that made their debuts in Monza in July.
As revealed final week, the brand new Porsche 963 LMDh automotive won’t make an early debut in Bahrain, with the German producer electing to finish two further checks within the US as an alternative.
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LMP2 will see the most important subject of any class with a complete of 14 vehicles entered for the bonus-points finale, together with the returning ARC Bratislava Oreca that can compete within the Professional-Am sub-division.
Workforce proprietor Miroslav Konopka will return to motion after lacking the Fuji race, however his teammates within the #44 entry are but to be introduced.
Elsewhere, Rene Rast will probably be again on the wheel of the #31 WRT Oreca after having to skip the Fuji spherical attributable to a conflict together with his main commitments within the DTM with Abt Audi. Fellow Audi driver Nico Muller will likewise retake his seat on the Vector Sport workforce after Renger van der Zande stood in for him in Japan final weekend.
There would be the common 5 vehicles within the final race for the GTE Professional class, with Porsche and Ferrari fielding two works entries every and Corvette working a single instance of the C8.R.
13 vehicles will participate in GTE Am, taking the entire dimension of the grid as much as 37 vehicles.