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Laurents Hörr convinces in the WEC Champion Ferrari

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The excellent performance of the 24-year-old from Stuttgart did not go unnoticed by those responsible at the World Automobile Federation (FIA) and the World Endurance Championship (WEC). As one of only two drivers worldwide, he has now been granted the honour of taking part in the official FIA WEC Rookie Test.

This Rookie Test is a reward and an unofficial young driver's sighting, for drivers who have drawn attention to themselves in a special way. On the day after the last race of the season, they are allowed to test extensively in the winning cars of the various classes and prove their talent on the big stage.

Before the last race of the WEC season, on 5 November in Bahrain, to which Laurents Hörr had travelled by invitation, it was not yet clear which car he would be allowed to drive extensively on Sunday. The Porsche and Ferrari works teams were just one point apart in the GTE-Pro class, so it was really exciting.

After Ferrari had decided the race and the championship by a razor-thin margin ahead of Porsche on Saturday, it was finally clear that Laurents Hörr would be driving a Ferrari 488 GTE Evo for the first time in his career.

Hörr had the newly crowned champion's car from Maranello at his disposal for a total of five hours. The newly crowned European LMP3 champion got used to the new car after only a short time and, to the delight of his pit crew, set some impressive lap times right from the start. "I am mega proud and grateful that I was able to prove what I can do here!" said Laurents Hörr directly after the test. Hörr continued: "the whole team was very pleased with my basic speed, especially on the long runs. I was even significantly faster than the sister car, which was running at the same time."

After winning three championship titles in a row, the Michelin Le Mans Cup championship in 2019 and 2020, as well as the European Le Mans Series title in 2021, Laurents Hörr also underlined at this test that there is currently no way around him in endurance racing. The foundation stone for a great career seems to have been laid.

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