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Fernando Alonso completes maiden LMP2 test in preparation for Daytona 24 Hours

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On Sunday, Fernando Alonso had his maiden outing in a Toyota LMP1 car at Bahrain in the FIA World Endurance Championship's official rookie test.

The Spaniard completed a total of 113 laps with a best time of 1m43.013s in Bahrain and few days on, Alonso was ready for his first-ever LMP2 run at Aragon Motorland.

In his preparation for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona during January 27-28 weekend, the two-time Formula 1 champion drove the United Autosports Ligier JS P217 on Tuesday.

No further details on his laptimes and or the number of laps he completed was shared by the Anglo-American outfit, which is founded and owned by Zak Brown and Richard Dean.

In addition, the McLaren F1 boss Brown also took the chance to test his Holden V8 supercar with United Autosports European LeMans Series driver Filipe Albuquerque.

With Indy 500 ruled out for Alonso in 2018 in his quest for the Triple Crown, the Spaniard's focus for next season is endurance racing - with the aim to compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Post his F1 commitments in Abu Dhabi this weekend, Alonso is expected to race in a 24 Hours kart race in December, before taking part in the official Rolex 24 test 'ROAR' during January 5-7.

In the Daytona race, Alonso will partner McLaren reserve Lando Norris and British driver Phil Hanson, while the second car will have ex-F1 driver Paul di Resta and William Owen.

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