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Sébastien Ogier im WEC-Team von Toyota in Bahrain

Sebastien Ogier finished fifth in the first FIA WEC/test session

Following the controversial end of the season for the World Sportscar Championship (FIA WEC), official driving tests will take place on the race track in Bahrain today. There is also Sebastien Ogier, who is allowed to try out a Toyota supercar.

After the pre-season: Yesterday the 2021 season ended at the FIA ​​WEC and today, Sunday, all eyes are already on 2022. In addition, the World Sports Car Championship completes a test day on a circuit of 5,412 km. in Bahrain. The most famous names among them: Sebastien Ogier. The seven-time world champion drives a Toyota GR010 Hybrid.

In the first session on Sunday morning, Ogier completed 32 laps. He was fastest on lap 26. There he drove with a time of 1:50.647 minutes. This put him in fifth place among pilots. At the front of the class was Nicolas Lapierre, who had a time of 1:48.697 minutes in an Alpine A480.

World Sports Car Champion Mike Conway won the second place with a time of 1:48.865 minutes in a Toyota, ahead of his colleague Sebastien Buemi, who came with a time of 1:49.119 minutes. Charles Millesi can also try out a Toyota on Sunday. The young man achieved a time of 1:49.636 minutes.

The best time in the LMP2 class was achieved by Sophia Flörsch at Oreca 07 of Team WRT in the morning with 1:51.221 minutes. A total of 32 pilots completed a timed course. Another session on the agenda in the afternoon.