How Alonso is gearing up to try and win the Le Mans 24 Hours
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How Alonso is gearing up to try and win the Le Mans 24 Hours

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Fernando Alonso is to test for Toyota's LMP1 team in Bahrain, and then tackle next year's Rolex 24 at Daytona. Gary Watkins examines what the move could mean for his ambitions of one day winning the Le Mans 24 Hours.

It was sometimes difficult to believe we were watching a rookie in action.

Fernando Alonso's performance at the Indianapolis 500 in May belied his lack of experience not just of the Brickyard, but of oval racing full stop. But even the Spaniard has admitted that he could have been better prepared for the big challenge.

That's why he will be on the grid for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January at the wheel of an LMP2 prototype. And why he's testing a Toyota LMP1 car in Bahrain.

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Fernando Alonso
Teams United Autosports
Author Gary Watkins