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Indy Lights: Who's Testing With Who?

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted January 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm Indy Lights, Test

With the testing ban coming to an end, it’s time to update everyone on “Who Testing With Who” in Indy Lights.  I’ve only received a few team confirmations, so if you have some news that’s not included here… make sure to send me an email and I will get the post updated.

Andretti Autosport (Sebring 1.19.10)

  • Charlie Kimball
  • Martin Plowman

Sam Schmidt Motorsports (Firebird 1.21.10-1.25.10)

  • Pippa Mann
  • Philip Major
  • Esteban Guerreri
  • James Hinchcliffe

Walker Racing (Sebring 1.19.10)

  • Carmen Jorda

The only two drivers in this group who are un-signed (at this point) are Esteban Guerreri and James Hinchcliffe.  Carmen Jorda has unofficially signed with Walker Racing… read more here (nothing official yet).

Guerreri, 24, has a ton of experience and would be an excellent addition to SSM.  He spent the majority of the 2009 season racing in Superleague Formula (2 wins, 4 podiums).  He also ran a few TC2000 (touring car) events as well as two races in the World Series by Renault.

James Hinchcliffe spent the 2009 Indy Lights season with Sam Schmidt Motorsports and it would be great to see him return full-time in 2010.  He had a really solid debut season and I think we can safely expect even more out of the 23-year-old Canadian in 2010.  He finished inside the top-ten in 67% of his 2009 race starts.

Stay tuned for additional updates.

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