Possible Porsche LMP1 Test for Montoya

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Juan Pablo Montoya could be setting his sights on joining the FIA World Endurance Championship, with the Colombian in talks about a Porsche LMP1 test.

Montoya currently races in the Verizon IndyCar Series, and came second in this year’s championship, having led all but the final few laps of the season’s standings. Previously, he has raced in Formula 1, notably in the BMW program. When Porsche’s LMP1 effort began, many ex-BMW F1 personnel were hired, and so he would not be alone in the program.

Furthermore, Montoya, who turns 40 on Sunday, has claimed three overall wins in the 24 Hours of Daytona. As a winner of both the Monaco Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500, Montoya would only need a 24 Hours of Le Mans victory in order to become the second ever driver to win the ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport’, the other being Graham Hill.

“Talks are taking place about a possible test,” explained Porsche on Friday.

“It’s great to be here to see old friends, and see such an amazing machine like the Porsche 919, and to talk about maybe testing it,” Montoya told RACER.

Although Montoya is set to continue with Team Penske in IndyCar through 2016, a test with Porsche following the Bahrain race is possible.

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