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CHAMP CAR NEWS 

Salo gunning for second PK entry

Former Formula 1 driver Mika Salo was an interested observer at Champ Car Spring Training at Sebring International Raceway on Tuesday and still harbours hopes to joining the CART ranks in 2003.

The former Toyota driver was rumoured to be in the running for the PK Racing ride for 2003 that ultimately went to Frenchman Patrick Lemarie. Although that deal did not come the Finn's way, he is hopeful that a ride may yet materialise with former BAR boss Craig Pollock's outfit.

"The team signed Patrick several months ago," said Salo, "So there was no chance of that happening. I'm here for a look at things. We're trying to get a second car organised for PK Racing. That's definitely the plan."

Salo will drive the Audi Sport UK entry in the Sebring 12 Hours and Le Mans 24 Hours this season. He has also been linked to the Abt Sportsline DTM squad, but that drive is now rumoured to be going the way of Audi favourite Christian Pescatori.

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