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IndyCar: Ryan Briscoe cleared to race at Sonoma

Australian IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe, who injured his right wrist a month ago in Toronto, has been cleared to get back behind the wheel.

So yesterday, the Panther Racing driver participated in a multi-team test at Sonoma, ahead of the upcoming GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Without a full-time seat in IndyCar this season, the 31-year-old had been racing sportscars in American Le Mans Series (ALMS) with Level 5 Motorsports until his injury. And as it happens, he was joined by the winningest driver in the history of the ALMS at the Sonoma test, German Lucas Luhr.

Lucas Luhr (Photo: Joe Jacobson)

The former Audi and Porsche factory driver made his test debut at the wheel of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing's second Dallara-Honda, in preparation for his first race, which will be the Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Also in his debut outing was 2012 Japanese F3 champion Ryo Hirakawa, at the wheel of the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing entry.

Several other regular drivers were in action, including Marco Andretti, James Hinchliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, EJ Viso and Sébastien Bourdais.

Marco Andretti (Photo: Sonoma Raceway)