After a rough 2009 season, HVM Racing still plans to return to the Indycar Series grid as a 2-car team in 2010. One of the 2 rides will be filled by Robert Doornbos who came to the team mid-season after leaving Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing.
With the expiration of E.J. Viso's contract, HVM is currently looking for a talented 2nd driver to pilot the teams other Dallara. HVM didn't say that Viso was out of the running for the ride next season, but it certainly sounds like they want to go in a different direction.
“We have a historically successful team, and the core members of the team are still the same. But we could benefit a great deal by adding a few people who have been in this particular series a little longer than we have – people who have more experience with the nuances of an IndyCar program. We are also focusing on putting more resources into further technical development during the off-season.
2009 has not been typical of HVM’s performance, but everyone is committed to turning things around,” Wiggins said. “But I don’t think we need to reinvent the wheel. We need to add a few key pieces that will make us more complete and, as a result, return us to being a truly competitive team.” -Keith Wiggins