Trulli Insists NASCAR Test Only for Fun

Although it was confirmed that Jarno Trulli will test drive for Michael Waltrip Racing in the Sprint Cup Series later this year, the Italian insisted that he doesn't plan to switch to the North American racing series any time soon.

Trulli was officially announced by Toyota to look for another team or commitment for the 2010 season, as the Japanese manufacturer will aim to completely or partially renew their lineup for the upcoming season. Under the circumstances, a switch to NASCAR would have made sense, especially since the 35-year old already has plenty of F1 years behind him.

However, in an effort to secure a further season in the series for 2010, Trulli dismissed those rumors, insisting that he is 100 percent committed to F1 racing. Worrying that this last piece of rumors would make the headlines soon, Trulli once again reiterated his desire to stay in F1.

Before the Belgian grand prix they offered me the chance to do so later in the year,” said Trulli about the NASCAR test, revealing that he took the offer before knowing that his contract will not be renewed by Toyota. However, he insisted the test will be purely for fun, and not for signing a contract in the near future.

But I want to stress this is purely an opportunity to experience another category of motor sport for personal enjoyment. My commitment is 100 per cent to Formula One,” added Trulli.

The Italian has just scored his first podium of the season this year, at Suzuka, at Toyota's very home grand prix. However, the chances of him leaving the outfit at the end of the year are close to 100 percent, while teammate Timo Glock is still on stand-by for 2010.
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