Wirdheim off to America

Bjorn Wirdheim, Brazilian GP 2004

Bjorn Wirdheim, Brazilian GP 2004 

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Sweden's Bjorn Wirdheim, who was Jaguar Racing's test and reserve driver will not be continuing with Red Bull Racing. Wirdheim had been due to run in the test at Barcelona and at Jerez but the team has now decided to continue with Vitantonio Liuzzi.

"The new owners, Red Bull, made it clear to me that I will not be working with the team next year and therefore I asked them to release me from my testing duties," Wirdheim said.

Wirdheim, who won the Formula 3000 title in 2003 with Arden International is expected to sign for PKV

Racing in Champ Cars, where he will join a trio of other F3000 champions: Bruno Junqueira (2000), Justin Wilson (2001) and Sebastien Bourdais (2002).

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