Toyota, Audi, Porsche and Ford are just some of the teams putting their cars through their paces in private tests at MotorLand Aragón, Spain, in the wake of last week’s 6 Hours of Silverstone.
MotorLand Aragón has often played host to WEC teams’ testing programmes, and Audi, Porsche, Toyota and Ford have all travelled to the 5.4km circuit just outside Zaragoza. Toyota Gazoo Racing are running a 30-hour Le Mans simulation in preparation for June’s 24-hour race, with reserve driver Alex Wurz among those handling driving duties.
Aragon track 4am: just double stinted @Toyota_Hybrid in our #LeMans simulation. So cool to swoosh 340kph thru darkness in 1000+bhp prototyp
— alex wurz (@alex_wurz) April 21, 2016
Toyota Gazoo Racing are testing out their Le Mans low-downforce package, but will switch to the high-downforce version for the 6 Hours of Spa on 7 May. The German-based team have run similar simulations in previous years, with the aim of ironing out technical issues on the car. Audi, Porsche and Ford are all in eastern Spain for private tests, too, with the LMP1 teams likely also running the rule over their Le Mans set-ups.
Image source: WEC-Magazin (James Clarke)