Conquest Racing has now jumped on the driver announcement wave as they have now confirmed Mario Romancini for 2010. The 20-year old Brazilian will pilot the #34 full-time in the IZOD IndyCar Series.
"We are thrilled to announce we have reached an agreement with Mario for the full year. He is a young, talented driver who performed exceptionally during his 2009 rookie year in the Firestone Indy Lights Series, with particular excellence on ovals. Mario fits in well with our quest to develop new and promising drivers in the next step of their career. We look forward to helping him advance successfully in the Izod Indy Car Series this season.
We are very excited to bring another Brazilian driver to the fans in Sao Paulo. Having a native rookie driver will definitely inject more excitement into the race. Brazilian culture has become increasingly important to the series, and our team is looking forward to learning more about it from Mario in his hometown. -Owner Eric Bachelart
"I couldn't be more excited to move up to the Izod IndyCar Series with a team like Conquest. I have been talking with a few teams since last October when the season ended, but after my first contact with Eric I knew we could make something really good happen. We know we will have a lot of work to do. We will be competing against very strong teams and experienced drivers, but with all the support from Eric and the Conquest team, I am confident that with every race we will get better.
Moving up to the IndyCar Series is already a feeling that is difficult to describe. I've been working really hard to be here since I started in go karts, To have my first race in my hometown, in front of all my people, my family, and friends will be amazing! I am very excited for this moment and for sure couldn't ask for a better place." -Mario Romancini