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IndyCar: Canadian Mikael Grenier still in talks with KV Racing

Young Canadian race car driver, Mikael Grenier, is still in talks with KV Racing about driving one of their Dallara DW12s in this year’s IndyCar series.

Grenier, who raced karts, Formula Star Mazdas and Indy Lights in the past, got a test with KV Racing back in November on the Sebring road course in Florida.

“The test went very well, and I got along really well with the team members,” Grenier told Auto123.com on Wednesday. “Since that day, we’ve been working hard to put together a program that would see me drive the second car of the team this season. KV Racing has some sponsors that cover part of the budget. I don’t have to find the entire budget, but only part of it.”

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Mikael Grenier driving KV Racing's Indy car. (Photo: Vanessa DC)

“We are currently in contact with several potential sponsors, but finding money is never easy. I expect to hear back from them within a week and a half,” he continued. “Our goal is to drive the team’s second car. However, there’s still the possibility of driving the third car. KV Racing has fielded three cars in the past such as when Rubens Barrichello drove for them two years ago.”

The young man from Stoneham, Quebec also mentioned a third option.

“If I only find a certain amount of sponsorship money, I could participate in specific races in 2014,” Grenier explained. “I could do a little more testing and run, for example, just the road course races. But nothing has been decided yet and we’re still talking.”

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Mikael Grenier (Photo: Vanessa DC)