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WEC – What the Drivers acknowledged on Thursday in Bahrain 

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Five drivers across the four classes confronted the worldwide media in the Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain Pre Tournament Press Conference

Gustavo Menezes – No.1 Revolt Racing R13-Gibson

“Shanghai became once clearly a bit particular and we would uncover that success handicap coming in to play nonetheless I maintain it is some distance compulsory for the championship and for us to hang the incentive and to hang the chance [to win].  Coming to Bahrain the characteristics of the circuit suits the car otherwise and we are in a position to in actuality feel the success handicap without delay because it shifts the steadiness of the car. We’re correct aloof getting our heads around how we are in a position to procure the car precisely where we want it to be and in FP2 with the temperature shift this will seemingly be more linked to how the disappear might possibly be.”

Charlie Robertson – No.5 Personnel LNT Ginetta G60-LT-P1-AER

“In Shanghai we showed some in actuality grand budge from both vehicles with Ben [Hanley] and I streaking away on the front in the opening stints. We realized plenty and especially about managing the tyres because in the 2d stint Toyota came attend at us, so we’ve realized plenty. I maintain we’ve an exact likelihood this weekend to project for pole in qualifying which is our final goal 

Jean-Eric Vergne – No.26 G-Drive Racing Aurus 01-Gibson

“This might possibly possibly additionally additionally be fine to enact 2019 on a high because it is some distance our first disappear on Michelin tyres so we are in a position to’t wait to search out how that performs out. It’s some distance extraordinarily fine to be attend in WEC because it has been a protracted time we’ve raced in this championship, a championship which I am lunge I will uncover every other time in the cease to future.”

Alessandro Pier Guidi – No.51 AF Corse Ferrari 488GTE Evo

“Surely this will seemingly be very cease as continuously nonetheless Bahrain is a song where I hang fine recollections [taking the WEC title in 2017] so I maintain we are in a position to work properly this weekend. The FP1 session became once quite regular because the song became once soiled so we did our programme and all the pieces went quite smoothly.

Ben Barker – No.86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR

“The class numbers hang long gone up from closing 300 and sixty five days so this will seemingly be very aggressive in LMGTE Am which as we know is basically dependent on the competitiveness of the newbie driver. To be correct with you Mike [Wainwright] has in actuality stepped it up. We correct must execute a bit more consistency with him. We were very cease to a 2d set [at Silverstone] and lost out on the closing lap which became once honest painful nonetheless overall our efficiency as a crew is making improvements to by Mike’s budge and confidently this weekend we are in a position to procure a appropriate end result because the ladies and boys at Gulf Racing in actuality deserve it as they attain an salubrious job on pit stops.”