Bruno Senna has effectively confirmed speculation he is close to signing with Mercedes-Benz for the German touring car series DTM in 2009.

Bruno Senna has effectively confirmed speculation he is close to signing with Mercedes-Benz for the German touring car series DTM in 2009.

The 25-year-old Brazilian admitted this week that his chances of making his formula one debut had been scuppered, as the rescued team commonly known as Honda opts instead for the experience of grand prix veteran Rubens Barrichello.

Mercedes' competition boss Norbert Haug on Wednesday confirmed that talks with Senna about DTM are taking place.

And Senna is quoted as saying by Germany's Sport Bild: "Now I have to try to remain as close as possible to a manufacturer that is also represented in formula one."

 

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