DTM racer Scheider to test for Jordan

Opel DTM racer Timo Scheider will test a Jordan-Honda Formula 1 car at the end of the season

DTM racer Scheider to test for Jordan

The 22-year-old from Braubach is managed by Willi Weber, who also looks after the careers of Michael and Ralf Schumacher. Scheider is hoping the run will give his profile a boost and increase his chances of returning to single-seaters after a couple of seasons in the German tin-top series.

"Naturally I'm looking forward to my first Formula 1 test," said Scheider. "I am very glad that Jordan is giving me this possibility, because Formula 1 was and still is my target. But, for now, I am going to concentrate on the DTM. Opel gives me the possibility to develop myself with a high-powered racing car and in a professional environment."

Opel's motorsport chief, Volker Strycek, believes Scheider can move on to greater things: "Timo is characterised by talent, ambition, professionalism and a certain coolness - something which young drivers have."

Scheider graduated to the DTM, Germany's most popular touring car series, after three years of contesting his country's Formula 3 championship with Opel-powered machinery. He was the first Opel driver across the finishing line in the DTM season-opener at Hockenheim last month.

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