Lewis Ellington has made a shock announcement that he will be joining the IndyVirtual series with Kannan GP after leaving AMR.
CopaMundo have been confirmed as the replacement team for Hawks Motorsport in the upcoming IndyVirtual season.
Canadian Outfit Cerbrus Motorspot have annouced who will partner former FV and Ocelot test driver Enzo Domenicalli for the first season of Indy Virtual. The Canadian team who are looking to fight for the title decided that the Itallian will be partnered by another former Ocelot test driver in Felipe Cesar. The Brazillian joins the team after a stint in VWRS where he managed an impressive fourth in the championship.
Oliva Rose, the team principle seemed rather happy with the signing. ''It's no secret that various drivers were becoming unavalible so quickly when the series was annouced but we were rather pleased when Cesar approched us about this particular oppurituinity. We really value what he brings to the team and his professional manor. Having worked previously with Ocelot which was also quite key to securing the seat. We believe that with the two drivers we have a chance to battle for the title however with that in mind our main target is 4th in the constructors.''
Felipe was ecstatic about the move uptowards the top tier in FV racing. ''I'm very happy about joining the team, it's really nice to have the surrport of Ocelot involved as well. Who are hoping to help Cerberus do better in this particular series as they felt that joining an already established series made them feel slightly if they were on the backfoot. Although I'm pleased to be partnering Enzo who is an incredible driver.''
Kannan GP have made a huge move in the IndyVirtual driver market by signing former Formula Virtual drivers Hiroto Nakmuya and Romano Agostino. The Mexican outfit who finished runners-up in the FV2 Series in 2016; have set a big statement for the IndyVirtual series.
American Engineering will enter 2013 FV2 Champion Luke Stokey alongside Brock Kidd and Mikko Heininen in their three cars in the 2017 IndyVirtual championship.
Rodeo Racing, a Texan based team entering the inaugural season of Indyvirtual, have chosen who they'd like behind the wheel of their single car all season. This is no easy decision, as you need a driver who you're confident will be consistent, and quick. Surprisingly, they haven't chosen an American as was suspected, instead electing to select the British Will Taylor now he's left Westwood Racing (FV)'s driver development programme. Will Will Taylor tailor his style to the new format quickly enough, or will Will be left behind?
Signature Performance team principal Antoine Tremblay has today announced his team's plans for the 2017 IndyVirtual Series. The Chevrolet-powered team will run four cars for the season, with three drivers set to complete the full campaign: Rossendo Werner in the #7, Didier Arnaud in the #19 and Keith Murphy in the #96.
The fourth car is set to be a major talking point, with the #22 car to be shared between three drivers. For the main portion of the season, Meteor and ex-Liverpool junior Jamie Gerrard will race, while for the two Australian rounds, Alexander McLaughlin will race with Holden backing. However, probably the biggest aspect of the announcement concerns the driver of the #22 car for the three most prestigious races of the season: newly crowned Formula Virtual World Champion Adrien Simon will take the wheel in search of the IndyVirtual Triple Crown.
Tremblay was understandably pleased: "We're extremely excited with our driver lineup for the upcoming season. Rossendo Werner is an extremely experienced driver who never got a chance in FV or the junior championships due to his age, while in Didier Arnaud and Keith Murphy we have two very talented young guys who know this is going to be an excellent chance to further their careers. The fourth car is going to be great fun, with Jamie racing for the team when his FV commitments allow, and Alex coming in for the Australian rounds as part of our deal with GM. And what can I say about Adrien... This highlights the importance of the Triple Crown and this series in general - if the World Champ thinks it's worth a go, that's a ringing endorsement of the series."
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