Sebastien Loeb will drive for GP2 team DPR in the official test which takes place at Jerez on October 6-8.
The five-time World Rally Champion has been linked with a switch to Formula 1 throughout this season. He tested for Red Bull at Barcelona last winter and has been linked to a race seat at Toro Rosso for this season's finale in Abu Dhabi. He admitted last month that he would be interested in an opportunity to contest any grands prix next season that do not clash with the WRC schedule.
Loeb did not confirm that the GP2 test at Jerez means a deal for Abu Dhabi has been done, but is preparing for his F1 debut should the opportunity arise.
"One of the engineers I met during my participation in the Porsche Carrera Cup at Nogaro suggested I do this GP2 test," said Loeb. "He knows I love more driving challenges and he informed me that there was a place available in the DPR team.
"I'm testing with the [Citroen] C4 [WRC] on October 6 and 7 in Great Britain, but I will be at the Jerez test on the 8th."