Matteo Cairoli aims to end 2019 with podium

Matteo Cairoli aims to end 2019 with podium
Bahrain, 12 December, 2019 FIA WEC

Matteo Cairoli faces the turning point of the season as the FIA WEC Championship heads this weekend to Bahrain for the fourth out of eight events of the 2019/2020 calendar.

After a bitter-sweet round at Shanghai early last month, when he set the LMGTe Am pole position before enduring a not lucky race to finish fifth, the Italian Porsche Young Professional driver now aims to end the year with a podium.

"I like the Sakhir circuit, although I raced here just one time", Cairoli said, "It will be difficult to manage the tires due to the high temperature and the very abrasive track. I hope to end the year in the best possible way."

As usual Cairoli will share the duties with Egidio Perfetti and David Heinemeier Hansson in a Team Project 1's Porsche.

Action in Bahrain starts today with the free practice. Qualifying are scheduled on Friday, while the 8-hour race gets underway on Saturday with light at 15pm.