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Magnussen to test DTM for Mercedes

Magnussen to test DTM for Mercedes

Kevin Magnussen is lining up another option to keep his motor racing career alive.

The Dane, ousted by McLaren, recently tested Porsche’s Le Mans-winning sports car prototype.

And now, the Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet is reporting that Magnussen will test a Mercedes DTM car at Jerez next week.

“It is true that I am going there to test. It will probably be on the third day,” he confirmed.

“It will be a great experience and I appreciate the opportunity,” he added.

The new DTM champion, driving for Mercedes, is Pascal Wehrlein, who is now tipped to step up to F1 next year with Manor.

Magnussen said: “They (Mercedes) will evaluate the drivers and maybe find one for next season. But I haven’t committed myself to something for next year.

“For me, it is a test and a great opportunity to try a racing car I haven’t tried before, and then we will see what the future brings. So far it is only a test,” he added.

Magnussen has not ruled out combining a race seat elsewhere with a F1 reserve role.

“Possibly,” he said, “but there is nothing certain yet.” (GMM)

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