Lilou Wadoux will get WEC Hypercar rookie take a look at outing in Bahrain

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Wadoux will get behind the wheel of whichever automotive finally ends up profitable the Hypercar title within the Bahrain season finale on November 12, both the Toyota GR010 Hybrid or Alpine A480-Gibson, with the take a look at happening the next day.

The present Richard Mille Racing LMP2 racer is certainly one of 4 drivers chosen to participate within the take a look at by the WEC organisation together with Lorenzo Colombo (GTE Professional), Doriane Pin (LMP2) and Finn Gehrsitz (GTE Am).

All 4 drivers will get no less than 30 laps behind the wheel of the title-winning automotive of their allotted class.

Wadoux made her WEC debut this yr for the Signatech-run Richard Mille outfit off the again of an outing in final yr’s rookie take a look at in Bahrain, making the appreciable step up from the Alpine Europa Cup sequence.

Having already outlined an intention to step up from LMP2 to Hypercar in 2024, in Bahrain the 21-year-old Frenchwoman is ready to grow to be the primary feminine driver to pattern a top-level automotive within the Hypercar period.

“Only a yr in the past, I took half within the Bahrain rookie take a look at in LMP2 with Richard Mille, whereas I used to be racing within the Alpine Elf Europa Cup,” commented Wadoux. “It was an enormous step in my profession as a result of I abruptly discovered myself driving a prototype.

“I discovered lots and now I’ve a brand new alternative with a brand new take a look at, however this time on the steering wheel of a Hypercar. It is a dream come true and I am delighted.

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“On a private degree, I’m proud to point out that girls can attain the best degree of motorsport. I hope that my instance will encourage younger ladies to observe this path.”


Wadoux’s fellow LMP2 racer Colombo, who joined Prema this yr, will drive both the Ferrari 488 GTE Evo or Porsche 911 RSR-19 in Bahrain, relying on which marque wins the GTE Professional title.

Ferrari Problem Europe factors chief Pin in the meantime will take the wheel of an Oreca 07-Gibson, most probably that of the LMP2-points main JOTA squad.

The French 18-year-old made a one-off outing within the WEC at Spa earlier this yr for the all-female Iron Dames workforce within the GTE Am class.

German driver Gehrsitz, who drives for United Autosports within the LMP3 class of the European Le Mans Collection, will get to drive an Aston Martin Vantage GTE, both that of TF Sport or NorthWest AMR relying on the title final result.

Different drivers are welcome to participate within the five-hour take a look at moreover the quartet chosen by the WEC organisation. A full entry listing will probably be printed sooner or later.

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