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HRT expected to run in Barcelona

ESPNF1 Staff
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The HRT team will finally get its pre-season testing programme up and running in Barcelona this week after the new car was reported to have passed the mandatory crash tests.

HRT had hoped to run the new F112 at Barcelona this week but the car failed two of the FIA's 2012 impact safety tests, which according to new rules, meant the Spanish team could not take to the track.

According to a report in AS newspaper, correspondent Manuel Franco said the chassis has finally passed all the crash tests and will feature at the group test at the Circuit de Catalunya on Thursday with Pedro de la Rosa expected to be behind the wheel.

"It is expected that he (de la Rosa) and his teammate Narain Karthikeyan will be in Catalonia," said Franco.

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