The World Endurance Championship has confirmed the entry list for the November 22 rookie test in Bahrain, with 23 hopefuls taking part.
Mexican sportscar star Memo Rojas, three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona, headlines the new additions.
Rojas will drive for SMP-backed Russian squad AF Racing, joined by Julian Leal, the third-most experienced driver in GP2 history.
The other LMP2 spots will go to Formula 3.5 frontrunner Tio Ellinas and former Red Bull junior Lewis Williamson, the duo making up the Strakka line-up, and European F3 racer Matt Rao, who will test with Signatech.
In GT, Aston Martin will field a number of rookie racers from British GT. Ross Gunn and Jamie Chadwick, who won the 2015 GT4 class for Beechdean, will be joined by TF Sport duo of Jody Fannin and Matt Bell, as well as Oman Racing Team's Daniel Lloyd.
Occasional WEC driver Archie Hamilton, 24H series driver Devon Modell and ADAC GT Bentley racer Fabian Hamprecht will also be fielded by Aston Martin.
Complete entry list:
|Team||Class||Driver 1||Driver 2||Driver 3|
|Porsche Team||LMP1||Mitch Evans||Juan Pablo Montoya|
|Audi Sport Team Joest||Benoit Treluyer*||Richie Stanaway|
|Toyota Racing||Mike Conway*||Sam Bird||Alex Lynn|
|Signatech Alpine||LMP2||Paul-Loup Chatin*||Matt Rao|
|Strakka Racing||Lewis Williamson||Tio Ellinas|
|AF Racing||Julian Leal||Memo Rojas|
|Porsche Team Manthey||GTE Pro||Richard Lietz*||Philipp Eng|
|Patrick Pilet*||Nick Catsburg||Jamie Chadwick|
|Aston Martin Racing V8||GTE Pro||Darren Turner*||Ross Gunn||Devon Modell|
|Matt Bell||Jody Fannin||Fabian Hamprecht|
|Aston Martin Racing||GTE Am||Darren Turner||Jonathan Adam||Marco Sorensen|
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|Drivers||Matt Rao , Memo Rojas , Lewis Williamson , Jamie Chadwick , Julian Leal , Jody Fannin , Matthew Bell , Tio Ellinas , Ross Gunn , Fabian Hamprecht , Devon Modell|
|Teams||Porsche Team , Aston Martin Racing , Strakka Racing , Signatech , AF Racing|