Just a few days after E.J. Viso tested with KV Racing Technology, and a couple days before the league wide open test, E.J. has now been confirmed for 2010. Viso will run the #8 KVRT entry supported by PDVSA, Herbalife, CANTV, SBA Airlines and team partner Plantronics.
Viso will be joined by F1 vet Takuma Sato, who was announced last week, to run full-time in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Although unconfirmed it looks like Paul Tracy will return to run a limited schedule with the team, and rumors are out there that James Rossiter could be signed as well.
“I want to thank Kevin Kalkhoven, Jimmy Vasser, Mark Johnson and my valued partners PDVSA, Herbalife, CANTV and SBA Airlines for making it possible for me to race with KV Racing Technology this season. As I have said before KVRT is an outstanding team and I think joining them is the best thing for my racing career right now. I believe the structure KVRT has in place will provide for a very productive 2010 season.” -E.J. Viso
“We are very excited to have E. J. join our driver line-up for 2010. We have been in talks with E. J. for quite some time now and successfully tested him at Sebring. Over the last two seasons he has impressed both Jimmy (KVRT co-owner Jimmy Vasser) and I with his race craft and growth as a driver. E. J. brings IndyCar and oval experience to our team, which will be extremely valuable as we progress through the season. I would also like to welcome commercial partners PDVSA, Herbalife, CANTV and SBA Airlines to the KVRT organization. We look forward to working with all of them.” -General Manager, Mark Johnson