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Porsche Begins 2016 LMP1 Testing in Abu Dhabi

Porsche Team begins its 2016 testing program this week…

Photo: Romain Dumas

Photo: Romain Dumas

Porsche Team has started its 2016 testing program at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi ahead of the FIA World Endurance Championship season, with the trio of Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb and Neel Jani in the team’s Porsche 919 Hybrid this week. Dumas posted a picture on Twitter. (En Français)

Per the team, a small off on Tuesday caused a damaged suspension pick up point, and a new monocoque was flown in to ensure the car would continue testing on Thursday.

“[It’s] good to be back on track with all three drivers,” said team principal Andreas Seidl. “[We’re] catching up with the program. Track conditions are perfect.”

Brendon Hartley told Sportscar365 at Daytona, at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 test, he’d be testing in February but noted that not all drivers would be at all tests.

Hartley and co-drivers Timo Bernhard and Mark Webber should be out later this month.

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