Ireland's top international racing driver, Michael Keohane, has secured an IndyCar test with race winning IRL team Dreyer & Reinbold Racing.

The 24-year-old former British F3 race winner, from West Cork, will test the team's Chevrolet powered Dallara at the Texas Motor Speedway next week for two days and in doing so will become the first Irish driver to sample one  of the high speed oval racers.

Keohane will visit the team's Indianapolis headquarters later today for a seat fitting in the 650bhp IndyCar having already spent the weekend as their guest during the latest round of the IndyCar Series at Chicagoland Speedway, Chicago, in preparation for the Texas test.

The Texas Motor Speedway is a 1.5-mile banked oval where the average speed for last year's pole position lap, set by Gil de Ferran, was 222.864mph.

Filed by Johnny Proby