Webber ready for German test

Mark Webber will be back behind the wheel of a Porsche 919-Hybrid next week.

Mark Webber will be back behind the wheel of a Porsche 919-Hybrid next week.

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Mark Webber will join his Porsche team-mates, and other World Endurance Championship competitors, at the Nurburgring in Germany next week for a group test ahead of the fourth round of the 2015 WEC season that takes place at the historic track in August.

The Aston Clinton-based Aussie, who is currently lying fifth in the WEC Drivers’ Standings, will participate in the test at the wheel of a Porsche 919-Hybrid with Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard.

The test will be the first outing for Porsche since they recorded a one-two in the Le Mans 24-Hour Race in June. Other leading LMP1 teams from Audi Sport and Toyota will also be present, as well as teams from the LMP2 and GT divisions.

The 6-Hours of the Nurburgring is scheduled to take place at the end of August, and the race will be the final European event for the WEC this season.

The race will mark the first time the WEC has visited the German track, which had previously been home to the German Grand Prix for many years.

The two-day test will also allow the race promoters a chance to showcase the WEC to potential visitors, with officials hosting a number of events across the two days involving teams and competitors. Webber’s last race at the Nurburgring was in 2013, when he finished seventh in the German Grand Prix for the Red Bull-Renault team.