Kovalainen to test BMW DTM car

2008 Hungarian GP winner Heikki Kovalainen

2008 Hungarian GP winner Heikki Kovalainen

Former grand prix driver Heikki Kovalainen looks set to rebuild his motor racing career in the German touring car series DTM.

According to the Finnish broadcaster MTV3, the German marque BMW has announced that the Finn will test a 2014-spec M4 during this week’s Lausitzring test.

Former Renault and McLaren driver Kovalainen, 32, lost his Caterham seat at the end of 2012 and his last two grands prix were at the end of last season for Lotus, replacing his injured Finnish countryman Kimi Raikkonen.

BMW said Kovalainen “will use the opportunity at the Lausitzring to gain an impression of the BMW M4 DTM”. (GMM)