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Mikhail Aleshin set to make IndyCar oval debut

Mikail Aleshin

Mikhail Aleshin is scheduled to drive an Indycar on an oval for the first time when he undergoes his rookie test at Homestead on Tuesday.

The Russian, who has been confirmed as Simon Pagenaud's team-mate at Schmidt Peterson for 2014, said that he expects to learn a lot from the experience.

"It will be very important for me because I have never tested on an oval," he said.

"We had some time working on this test with the team at the shop, and I'm happy to say that the team has really helped me to learn all of the details fast.

"Ovals will be something really special to me."

Aleshin co-drove a Ferrari 458 to fourth place in the GT Daytona class in last weekend's Daytona 24 Hours alongside Mika Salo, Boris Rotenberg and Sergey Zlobin.

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