Daniel Juncadella has been confirmed fit enough to race at the DTM season finale after initially being ruled out due to illness and replaced by Mercedes DTM reserve driver Esteban Ocon.

The original announcement surfaced on the eve of the last round of the season at Hockenheim with Ocon poised to step in to the Petronas Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM machine, but he has been called back after Juncadella recovering from food poisoning.

The Spaniard missed Friday's free practice but has been declared by the team and medical staff that he will be fit to race today, starting in the second free practice sessions.

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Head of Mercedes DTM Ulrich Fritz says he's pleased to see Juncadella recover in time to race this weekend and has also thanked Ocon's professionalism with the team.

"I am relieved to see that Daniel Juncadella has pulled through this episode of food poisoning and is now fit enough to line up for the last race weekend of the season at Hockenheim," Fritz said. "Special thanks go to our medical department who have given him such superb care.

"I would also like to thank our test and reserve driver Esteban Ocon who was thrown in at the deep end in the first free practice session without any time for preparation and who has done such a great job of standing in for Daniel."