Kimi Raikkonen Peugeot 908

Former F1 champion Kimi Räikkönen is set to test Peugeot’s 908 Le Mans challenger at Spain’s Motorland Aragon circuit tomorrow, paving the way for a possible deal to compete in next year’s InterContinental Le Mans championship.

The Finn, who switched to rallying after being dumped by Ferrari at the end of the 2008 season, has admitted that he would be keen on competing at the Le Mans 24 Hours, on the condition that this would translate into an expanded programme of races for the French outfit.

“It would be great to do Le Mans,” he told Finland’s Turun Sanomat.

“But if you race there, you should do some races as a test as well. It could be tricky to get all the schedules working well,” he added, indicating his desire to remain in the World Rally Championship.

Jean-Marc Gales, who is part of PSA Peugeot Citroen management board, would not confirm Räikkönen’s test, but then admitted that a race seat could be on the card if he proved quick enough.

“Nothing has been decided on our pilots for Peugeot for next year,” he said.

“Clearly, it depends how fast he is and I can’t comment on that because we haven’t done it [a test] yet.”

[Images via LAT]

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