Vitantonio Liuzzi could race at the famous Le Mans 24 hour event this year.

Vitantonio Liuzzi could race at the famous Le Mans 24 hour event this year.

The 27-year-old Italian is already active in the Middle Eastern-based touring car series Speedcar, as the workload of a formula one test driver throttles back even further due to the new restrictions.

Liuzzi will travel the entire 2009 calendar as Force India's reserve driver, but his only taste of the VJM02 single seater is likely to be a short Silverstone shakedown prior to Melbourne.

After that, the in-season test ban comes into force, and testers for most F1 teams will instead be active in other racing categories.

"Of course I will try to have a look round to try and keep racing without taking my focus away from F1, as this is for sure my main thing," Liuzzi, a veteran of 39 grands prix for Red Bull's F1 teams, said.

"I want to keep my racing experience going and that's why I am looking at projects such as the Le Mans 24 hours.

"The plan is still fluid for now, but for sure I will try many categories that can keep me racing at a top level," he added.

 

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