Red Bull to test Liuzzi

The newly-formed Red Bull Racing team that confirmed its purchase of Jaguar Racing on Monday, has announced that F3000 champion Vitantonio Liuzzi will test for the squad at the forthcoming Barcelona test from November 24-26

Red Bull to test Liuzzi

The test comes as no real surprise for the Liuzzi has been supported by the energy drinks company for some time and Red Bull Racing's team boss Tony Purnell has made no secret of the fact that he rates the Italian highly.

"It is great to be testing Liuzzi," Purnell said. "I have known him since his early karting days and I believe he is full of potential for the future."

Liuzzi visited the Milton Keynes based team on Tuesday this week for a seat-fitting and was delighted to be given the opportunity.

"It's an exciting opportunity to be testing for Red Bull Racing," he said. "They have been very supportive to me and my racing."

Red Bull Racing will commence its testing programme with an interim car and livery at three tests in Barcelona and in Jerez from 1-3 December and 8-11 December.

Liuzzi will be supported in testing by Christian Klien and Bjorn Wirdheim.

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