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NOVEMBER 1, 2005

Matsuura to join Sato?

Aguri Suzuki says that he has not yet made any decisions about his drivers for 2006 and there is already speculation in Japan that Kosuke Matsuura could be one of the drivers.

"It could be two Japanese drivers or one Japanese driver," Suzuki told reporters in Tokyo. "It could even be two foreign drivers. Right now we are in a race against time and we have other priorities."

Matsuura is 26 and from Aichi. He was the 2004 IRL Rookie of the Year with Super Aguri Fernandez Racing, having moved up from the Renault V6 Eurocup Championship in 2003 in which he finished third. In 2002 he finished second in the German F3 series. Prior to that he was the 2000 Formula Dream champion. He has been backed by Suzuki throughout his career.