Keohane clinches IRL test

British F3 race winner Michael Keohane has secured an IndyCar test with IRL squad Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. The 24-year-old Irish driver will test the team's Chevrolet-powered Dallara at the Texas Motor Speedway next week

Keohane clinches IRL test

Keohone carried out a seat-fitting at the team's Indianapolis headquarters on Monday having spent the weekend as the squad's guest at the IndyCar Series at Chicagoland Speedway, Chicago, in preparation for the Texas test.

"This is a great opportunity Dreyer & Reinbold Racing have given me and I'm really looking forward to my first run on an oval," Keohane said. "The prospect of lapping at an average of 200mph plus is very exciting. I hope that by conducting a good test at Texas Motor Speedway it will help me to secure a drive in the 2005 IndyCar Series. IRL has the Indy 500, one of the world's greatest motor races, and it is one of the races on my 'To Do' list."

Last year Keohane tested a Champ Car with Dale Coyne Racing at the Sebring circuit in Florida but missed out on a seat in the series at the last minute.

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