Jordan to run Motoyama in Friday test

Japanese Formula Nippon front-runner Satoshi Motoyama is to have his first run in an F1 car at the Japanese Grand Prix, when he runs in the Friday morning test session for Jordan

Jordan to run Motoyama in Friday test

Motoyama won the Nippon title in 1998 and 2001, and currently leads this year's championship. He will be the third extra driver that Jordan has run in the Friday morning test sessions this year. Zsolt Baumgartner tested for Jordan at Hungary and Italy - and ending up racing in both when Ralph Firman was injured, while Formula 3000 champion Bjorn Wirdheim ran for the team on Friday at Indianapolis.

"I would like to thank the Jordan Ford team for giving me a great opportunity to drive its third car at Suzuka," said Motoyama. "I have been dreaming of this chance for a long time. I have raced in Suzuka many times and I know the track very well, but it will be my first time driving an F1 car so I think it will be very different. It will be a big challenge for me, and I will do my best to show my driving skills in the limited time."

Motoyama's test will mean that Jordan will run two Formula Nippon champions at Suzuka. Briton Ralph Firman won the title last year, before his graduation to F1.

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