Stefan Wilson to test Dale Coyne IndyCar alongside brother Justin

Stefan Wilson could be set to join brother Justin in the IndyCar Series after lining up a Dale Coyne Racing test

Stefan Wilson to test Dale Coyne IndyCar alongside brother Justin

The 2007 McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner will drive the car on day two of IndyCar's official pre-season test at Barber Motorsports Park on Wednesday.

The younger Wilson finished third in Indy Lights in 2011 but sat out most of last year. He has now put together a sponsor package that could secure him a part-season in IndyCar.

"It was a long year to sit out the season and watch everyone compete and not be a part of it," he said.

"It made me work even harder to make something work for 2013 at the pinnacle of the sport."

"I wasn't opposed to doing another year of Indy Lights. In fact, I was still trying to do that all last year.

"Winning two races and finishing third in the championship in 2011 showed that I could compete at this level.

"I think a lot of the Indy Lights graduates showed that being at the front of Indy Lights you can make that transition to IndyCars and be successful."

Justin, who, at 34, is 11 years older than Stefan, said racing against his brother would be a first if the deal came off.

"The possibility of having my brother race in IndyCar with me at the same time is quite exciting because you want your brother to do well," said Justin, who won at Texas with Coyne last year and will stay with the team for 2013.

"The contrast is that I have to stay focused and driven and almost selfish on my own career and make sure I don't give anything up, as well as do the best I can and not get distracted helping my brother.

"I've never competed against him in anything other than a five-minute go-kart race."

Former Dreyer & Reinbold and Andretti Autosport driver Ana Beatriz will take the second Coyne car on day one on Tuesday. Justin Wilson will run for both days.

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