Mario Moraes has signed to return for a second season with KV Racing Technology. The Brazilian native will run the #32 Banco Panamericano Honda-Powered Dallara alongside teammates E.J. Viso and Takuma Sato.
This move seems to leave James Rossiter, who tested the #32 last month at Barber, out of the loop.
“We are very pleased to have Mario back in the seat with KVRT. Mario showed last season he can be very competitive and is in the process of becoming one of the top talents in the series. He has grown and matured on and off the race track over the last year due in part to the support of his family and the many positive influences in his life. Mario finished the 2009 season with very strong results and I would expect more of the same starting this weekend in Saõ Paulo.” - KVRT General Manager, Mark Johnson
“I want to thank Kevin Kalkhoven, Jimmy Vasser and my sponsor Banco Panamericano for helping me and giving me this opportunity. Being in the car to start the season is very important for me especially since the first race is in my hometown. KVRT is one of the best teams in the IZOD IndyCar Series and I am looking forward to working with everyone on the team again. Hopefully we can continue the success we enjoyed at the end of last season.” - Mario Moraes