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WEC NEWS 

Porsche completes first two-car test of 919 Hybrid at Paul Ricard

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Porsche completed its first two-car test with its new 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer at Paul Ricard this week ahead of the official World Endurance Championship test on Friday.

The German outfit ran for three days from Monday to Wednesday at the French circuit, which also hosts the WEC's 'Prologue' two-day test on Friday and Saturday.

Porsche reported that it completed 4,756km with its six drivers over the three days, during which time its running was affected "several times" due to reliability issues.

"The test was a very challenging one for the entire crew," said team principal Andreas Seidl.

"The target was to simulate a race weekend in order to prepare for the six-hour races that are coming up. This was a very important experience for us.

"The test taught us that we have to improve in terms of reliability. We are going in the right direction."

Seidl added that Porsche would use the upcoming two-day WEC test to "fine-tune both the car's set-up as well as race specific processes".

The test also marked the first time that the 919 has run on track in its official 2014 livery.

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