Sato gets second Toro Rosso test

Fri, 7 November 2008, 05:58

Nov.7 (GMM) Takuma Sato later this month will test for Toro Rosso for the second time

Following the former grand prix driver’s maiden outing with the Faenza based team at Jerez earlier this year, the Japanese has now been confirmed for the Barcelona test in mid November

It is believed that Bruno Senna, to already be at the Spanish venue for his Honda run, will also be in action for the Ferrari-powered team, as will fellow 2008 race seat contender Sebastien Buemi

Rubens Barrichello has also been linked with the partly Red Bull-owned team for 2009

The news of 31-year-old Sato’s test was not confirmed by Toro Rosso, but by the veteran of 91 grand prix’s management on Friday

“We are extremely happy to announce that Takuma will be testing for Toro Rosso in Barcelona on 17-18 November,” a brief statement read

The statement added that Toro Rosso is “yet to decide (its) driver line up for the 2009 season”

Sato debuted in 2002 with Jordan, and subsequently raced for BAR and Super Aguri before the latter team folded after this year’s Spanish grand prix

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