Rubens Barrichello open to early Brazilian V8 Stock Car debut

Rubens Barrichello could bring his Brazilian V8 Stock Car debut forward to encompass two extra rounds of the series

Rubens Barrichello open to early Brazilian V8 Stock Car debut

The IndyCar driver and Formula 1 veteran confirmed on Monday that he will take part in the final round of this year's series in a Peugeot 408 run by Full Time Sports.

But in an interview with a Brazilian radio station, he hinted that he wishes to gain experience ahead of the Interlagos finale - which carries a one million Reas prize - by taking part in the preceding rounds at Curitiba and Brasilia as well.

Barrichello is due to test the car for the first time at Curitiba on October 15.

A Full Time team spokesperson told AUTOSPORT: "The first time we talked to him about it [increasing Barrichello's number of races], he didn't react positively, but by the second chat, he was already quite excited.

"He will say yes or no. And the only chance of a no would be if he hates the car."

Barrichello will race the car usually driven by Felipe Maluhy, himself a substitute for Marcos Gomes, who is currently serving a two-year ban from the series.

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