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Rubens Barrichello to test for KV Racing in IndyCar

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    #191007
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    SoLiDG
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    With the new DW12 car it’s a nice time to make a debut as a high profile driver.
    Everyone has to relearn the cars!

    #191008
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    Joel Holland
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    WOW! This would be the coolest thing ever. TK and Rubens at KV (they’re mates – they did a helmet swap once) would be a freakin’ dream team! Oh, and Viso can pay the bills.

    http://www.leblogauto.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/barrichello-kanaan.jpg

    #191009
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    As much as I like Rubinho,, it’d be sad if KV hire him: I really hope Esteban Guerrieri (runner up in Indy-Light last year) can make it. Vasser said he wants him, but as always he needs money…

    It’d be terrible for him to be kept out… :(

    #191010
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    @fer-no65 With you on Guerrieri. He’s a proper talent and I hope he gets a seat somewhere. But Rubens at KV would be good for IndyCar. It would move the needle, as Curt Cavin likes to say.

    #191011
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    Rubens would be great for IndyCar, yeah. Someone with his experience, and his career is good news, obviously.

    But I dunno. I know Guerrieri’s been doing everything to be in IndyCar. No one in Argentina seems bothered, though… to think that last monday it was 2 years since the official confirmation of Lopez at US F1, and now we got a REAL chance to see an Argie in a top tier racer, we ignore it. It’s cruel.

    #191012
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    Wow! This could be a strong boost to IndyCar! I may even have to go if Rub joins up!

    #191013
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    I think he’s stated before that his wife doesn’t want him to do the 500. Hopefully she’s reconsidered and can do a proper full schedule.

    #191014
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    @Mikemat5150 Hear hear! If Alesi reckons he can still hack it at Indy there’s no reason Rubens can’t.

    #191015
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    Keith Collantine
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    @Mikemat5150 Shouldn’t get carried away but the prospect of Jean Alesi and Rubens Barrichello racing in the Indy 500 is very appealing!

    #191016
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    If Rubens does go to the 500 it should be one of the strongest races in years. We’ll see what Bourdais can do this year too.

    #191017
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    I very much hope Rubens signs on to race in Indycar, it would be more than a boost to Indycar, it would almost be a like a coup! A pairing of Rubens and his good buddy TK would be utterly fantastic.

    #191018
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    I’m not sure I’m happy with it. I’m still in denial over his F1 career being finished, so I’m hoping he’ll get a seat somewhere! If he goes to Indy Car, it would probably spell and end to any hope he had of getting an F1 drive. :(

    #191019
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    Didn’t Rubens promise his wife that he’ll never race on ovals? Although he needs a drive and the DW12 is clearly a safer car than the previous spec, I think he’ll have to do some serious selling to her on that idea…

    #191020
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    Keith Collantine
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    This from Tony Kanaan:

    “As we couldn’t keep a secret any more Rubens Barrichello will be testing for us. Very proud he can help KV Racing and myself with his feedback.”

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