Fernando Alonso looks set to enjoy his first LMP1 test in Bahrain next Sunday ahead of a possible entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year, with multiple outlets reporting the two-time Formula 1 world champion will feature for Toyota at next Sunday's FIA World Endurance Championship rookie test.

Multiple outlets including Sportscar365 reported on Tuesday that Alonso will be part of Toyota's line-up for the one-day test following the 6 Hours of Bahrain next weekend, marking his first public running in a sports car.

Alonso will make his sports car racing debut at January's Rolex 24 at Daytona with United Autosports, acting as a precursor to an appearance at Le Mans in 2018 as part of his push to become just the second driver in history to complete the Triple Crown of Motorsport.

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Alonso is set to share running in the Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 car in Bahrain with rising LMP2 star Thomas Laurent and existing Toyota racer Mike Conway, both of whom have been named by the Japanese marque on the official entry list, published on Thursday. While Alonso does not feature on the entry list, more names are set to be added at a later date.

Toyota is yet to confirm its WEC plans for the 2018/19 'super season', but is expected to continue with its two-car effort despite being the sole manufacturer signed up to race in the LMP1 class following Porsche's withdrawal.

The WEC rookie test has seen a number of F1 names appear in recent years, including Robert Kubica and Juan Pablo Montoya, who have tested with ByKolles and Porsche respectively.


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He says he want to be regarded as the best,then he needs to proove himself where its not the best car that wins,has he the balls for nascar,a real test,I think not.

NASCAR?  Really?  If you want spec racing which is all NASCAR really is since the ridiculous "car of tomorrow" and implementation of restrictor plates, then why not do any spec series.  NASCAR was entertaining decades ago but honestly a driver might as well go play a game fo roulete as race in NASCAAR, about the same odds of winning in either one.   If he wants WEC spec racinghe can try his luck at LMP2 which is so advanced that last year at Le Mans the LMP2 cars almost won the over all... Frankly Toyota isn't a great choice for a team even if it is the only manufacturer team left in LMP1.... they lost out to LMP2 cars last time around if it weren't for Porsche the overall winner would have been a LMP2 car.