World Series by Renault front runner Tio Ellinas will join Lewis Williamson at the official FIA WEC Rookie Test next month in Bahrain.

Ellinas, who finished fourth in this year’s Formula Renault 3.5 championship with two wins driving for Strakka Racing, was awarded the test for being the top scorer in the team’s single seater squad. “Strakka Racing offers aspiring drivers opportunities to progress careers in both single seaters and sportscars,” says team principal Dan Walmsley. “Tio was Strakka’s top points scorer in WSR and we wanted to provide an opportunity for him to try the WEC car. We know that Tio is one of the fastest drivers in any category and it will be interesting to see how he gets on in a P2.”

“I joined Strakka this season because I could see opportunities beyond a simple race seat,” says Ellinas. “Strakka has always said that it offers its drivers chances and support not available at every team and it has again delivered with this test. I’m looking forward to driving the Gibson and enjoying the experience.”

Tio Ellinas joins Strakka Performance driver Lewis Williamson at the one-day test at Bahrain on the 22nd November.