Porsche ready for Le Mans 24 Hour after successful test

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Porsche Penske Motorsport has completed its preparations for the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans on the official test day. In the two sessions on the Circuit des 24 Heures, the three Porsche 963 fielded by the works team turned a total of 196 laps during the six hours of track time. This is equivalent to 2,671 kilometres. Despite favourable track conditions, the three-hour sessions were repeatedly interrupted by red flags. Both runs ended early due to incidents.

The one chance to test ahead of the season highlight at Le Mans was held in perfect weather conditions and pleasant temperatures of just over 20 degrees Celsius. Porsche Penske Motorsport and the customer teams made the most of this opportunity. The works team’s three Porsche 963 turned extremely steady laps over the long run and occupied first, second and fourth in the time sheets. The fastest lap of the entire test day was set by works driver Kévin Estre from France in 3:26.807 minutes.

The Hertz Team Jota and Proton Competition customer teams also turned many laps on the official test day. The No. 38 car of the British team led by the 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button (Great Britain) covered the longest distance of all six Porsche 963 with 967 kilometres. In the LMGT3 class, the two Porsche 911 GT3 R racers fielded by Manthey EMA and Manthey PureRxcing also completed an extensive test programme turning a total of 125 laps on the Circuit des 24 Heures. The 13.626-kilometre racetrack runs predominantly on country roads, which will be closed to public traffic for the endurance classic and the test day. The first free practice sessions get underway on Wednesday, 12 June, at 2 pm.

TV coverage and live streaming of the race

The 92nd edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans starts next Saturday, 15 June at 4 pm. The endurance classic will be broadcast in Germany by the free TV channel Nitro from the RTL media group and on the sports channel Eurosport. The official apps of the FIA WEC and the Le Mans organiser ACO offer a paid live stream and live timing. Audio streaming is available via https://radiolemans.co

All results from the test day are available on fiawec.alkamelsystems.com.

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