On Tuesday Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced that Oriol Servia will return to the Indianapolis based team for a second season in 2013. It will be the Spaniard's fifth season in the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Last May the team created an alliance with Panther Racing's No. 4 car driven by JR Hildebrand. The partnership was created to allow both teams to have a competitive advantage and share resources between the teams. The move paid off for Servia and Panther DRR as their performance picked up.
"I am very pleased to partner with DRR again in 2013," said Servia. "We had several great on-track performances this past season, including our 4th place finish at the Indianapolis 500, but we're not satisfied. Our goal is to win that race and contend week in and week out for wins and podiums at all races. Continuity is very important in our sport and now we'll be able to build upon our successes in a second year together. Off the track, I am extremely excited to continue with DRR as I have found some of the best people I have ever worked within this sport, including our team partners whose support make this all happen."
"As an organization, we have worked very hard to be in the position to hire a talented driver whom is an appropriate fit to the personality of our team both in and out of the car," said team co-owner Dennis Reinbold. "We couldn't be happier to have the continuity of a second year with Oriol in the No. 22 car."