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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

TK Signs With KVRT

After parting ways with Andretti Autosport then signing with and then leaving de Ferran Dragon Racing in the off season, IZOD IndyCar Series veteran Tony Kanaan seems to of finally found a home.

“I think Tony is a great addition to our team," said team co-owner Jimmy Vasser. "He, along with Taku and EJ gives KVRT – Lotus a very strong driver line-up and one I am sure can compete for podium finishes and race wins.  Tony’s knowledge and experience will be extremely valuable to our team."

Kanaan will pilot the #82 GEICO – KV Racing Technology – Lotus Honda/Dallara/Firestone entry alongside teammates EJ Viso and Takuma Sato. Utilizing the #82 is in honor of the 1965 Indianapolis 500 winning Lotus driven by Jim Clark

"Jimmy (Vasser) and I started talking about joining forces at the end of last season, but the timing was not ideal and I ended up signing with Gil (de Ferran)," said Kanaan. "When I became a free agent in mid-February, calling Vasser seemed like a natural thing to do since KVRT was one of the top teams still looking for a driver.   Jimmy and I go back a long way, we were rivals during the CART days, but more than that, we have always been good friends, which helped a lot with our negotiations.

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