Fernando Alonso enjoyed a productive first test in an LMP1 car as he completed over 100 laps for Toyota in the FIA World Endurance Championship's end-of-season rookie test in Bahrain on Sunday.

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Alonso was confirmed to be testing the Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 car by the team on Saturday night amid speculation the Spaniard is set to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018.

After allowing Sebastien Buemi to complete a 10-lap shakedown in the #8 Toyota, Alonso was given the rest of the day to get to grips with the car and acclimatise to LMP1 machinery, having never driven a sports car before.

Alonso completed 113 laps in total, posting a fastest lap time of 1:43.013 that made him the second-fastest rookie in Bahrain, seven-tenths of a second back from Pietro Fittipaldi who tested for Porsche.

Toyota opted against doing a low-fuel run with Alonso, leaving the Spaniard nine-tenths of a second back from Buemi's benchmark time set during the shakedown.

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