Porsche test young drivers in LMP1 and GT


Days of a lot of work for Porsche Motosport in the WEC. The manufacturer of Stuttgart is completed your test for young riders on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Mitch Evans, Kevin Magnussen and Oliver Turvey have been put at the wheel of the Porsche 919 Hybrid under the tutelage of the experienced pilot and leader of the WEC Timo Bernhard. However, this will not be the only test for the German brand in the near future. The test given to Juan Pablo Montoya in Bahrain also have to add the test in that same circuit will Nicky Catsburg and Philipp Eng with the Porsche 911 RSR GTE.

on Tuesday and Wednesday. Two days to test the new pledges. Mitch Evans has been uploaded to the 919 Hybrid thanks to its second place in LMP2 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Their 21-year-old is facing his third season in GP2. For his part, Oliver Turvey has competed three times at Le Mans in the LMP2 and won in 2014 within its class, being second this year. Even so, the trial of Kevin Magnussen with Porsche has captured the limelight. The Danish was champion of the Formula Renault 3.5 in 2013.

After climbing for the first time in the Porsche 919 Hybrid, Kevin Magnussen wrote: “Is the first racing car that I’ve driven in months and it is incredible car with an incredible power. It is easy to feel that is the car racing the world’s most advanced at this time. The pilot-Danish 23-year-old recognized further that: “The amount of power is impressive. The level of adherence and the level of downforce is very high. The car feels stable and consistent, is a pleasure to drive and I’m grateful to Porsche for the opportunity”.


similar Feelings will live Juan Pablo Montoya in Bahrain. The
veteran pilot will test the 919 Hybrid after the 6 Hours of Bahrain,
being without doubt the exception that conforms the rule in these test
young drivers. The colombian will be at the wheel of the LMP1 Porsche
on the 22nd of November in the Circuit of Shakir thanks to an agreement
that reached both parties in the visit of the World of Resistance
Circuit of the Americas. A test that looks almost like a prize for having
proclaimed winner of the Indianapolis 500 and the runner-up of the

Porsche also will test two pilots on their 911 RSR
GTE in Shakir
. An important step, since the official program in GT
within the WEC is called into question by the #Dieselgate of the Group
Volkswagen. It is assumed that the 911 RSR GTE Team Manthey
will be only in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In any case, Nicky
Catsburg and Philipp Eng will be uploaded to the GT
. The first is a pilot of Lada in
the WTCC, at 27 years of age, while the second has won the Porsche
Carrera Cup Germany and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, category support
the F1.