GTE-Pro teams ready for Bahrain finale and the battle for the titles



The 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season will conclude this weekend at the Bahrain International Circuit.

Race fans should expect a great finale and a heavywheight threeway battle for GTE-Pro titles in the six-hour event between Aston Martin, Ferrari and Ford teams and drivers.

In the manufacturers' standing, Ferrari leads with 261 points, 10 more compared to Aston Martin. Ford is third with 221.5 points and Porsche is fourth with 113 points.


In the battle for the drivers' title, Aston Martin Racing's Nick Thiim and Marco Sorensen are leading with a total of 131 points and they are clrealy the favourites to clinch the GTE-Pro crown. The drivers of the #95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE have won only one race, in Austin.

Ferrari's Davide Rigon and Sam Bird are second in the overall standing with 119 points each and scored two class wins at Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps.

Their team-mates at AF Corse, Gianmaria Burni and James Calado have 110 points, they have won only once this season, at the Nürburgring sharing the #51 Ferrari 488 GTE.


110 points too for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing's Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla. They are still chasing a first GTE-Pro victory in 2016 with the #66 Ford GT

Out of contention for the title, Harry Tincknell and Andy Priaulx will target a thrid straight class win with the #67 Ford GT.

While both Darren Turner and Richie Stannaway will be aiming to finish the season on a high in Bahrain. The two Aston Martin Racing drivers were victorious in Mexico with the #97 Vantage GTE.


Last but not least, Porsche and the semi-works Dempsey Proton Racing on its final appearance in FIA WEC. Both Richard Lietz and Michael Christensen had a very furstrating season with the #77 Porsche 911 RSR, they will be targeting strong results in the finale.

Photos: Aston Martin / Michelin Media