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HRT passes all Formula 1 crash tests but Barcelona presence not certain

HRTThe HRT team has passed all the mandatory FIA crash tests, AUTOSPORT has learned, although its presence at the final Barcelona Formula 1 test is still in doubt.

HRT had hoped to debut its new car - the F112 - in the second test at Barcelona this week, but the failure to pass two crash tests forced the Spanish squad to alter its plans.

AUTOSPORT has learned that on Friday the team passed the final rollhoop test successfully and so its car is now homologated to test and to race.

The team's presence in the final test in Barcelona, however, is still in doubt, as HRT is facing a race against time to have the car ready. A source said the outfit is hopeful of at least testing for two days.

The final test of the 2012 pre-season kicks off on Thursday and ends on Monday.

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