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Legge denies Audi deal
10 January 2008
Katherine Legge has played down speculation suggesting that she has decided to switch from single-seaters to touring cars, after rumours linking her to an Audi seat in this year's DTM surfaced on the internet.
Although she does not deny testing with the German giant, which is seeking to fill the seat vacated by Vanina Ickx, Legge is adamant that nothing has been agreed and that her options for 2008 remain as open as ever.
"I won't deny that I am in talks with Audi," she told Crash.net
, "but I am also in talks with several other people and, at the moment, I am not contracted to anyone. I am still weighing up my options for the coming season, and will make an announcement when the time is right to do so."
Despite enduring a disappointing 2007 Champ Car campaign with Dale Coyne Racing, Legge is keen to remain in the open-wheel series should the right opportunity present itself, and is in negotiation with various parties within the Champ Car family. However, she makes no secret of the fact that she enjoyed the chance to test a DTM car with Audi, and adapted well to the car, running fastest of all during her outing in Spain.
Rumours on several websites have suggested that a deal to run with the privateer TME operation has been inked, with the team also contracting Finland's Emma Kimiläinen, albeit to a development deal that would see her running in the Italian Superstars series.