"I am very thankful to be part of a great project that we have been working on for a good while now," said Saavedra. "Seeing the AFS car back in action and with a great partnership with KV Racing Technology is something that brings a lot of excitement. All of this gives me great confidence to push not only my limits but the teams too. It's also great to be back working with (Sebastien) Bourdais. I believe we have unfinished business out there. I am very grateful to all sponsors and supporters that are making this possible and looking forward to a great year ahead of us all."
Saavedra, who has ran the 2009 and 2012 Indy Lights campaigns with AFS plus three '12 IndyCar events including Indianapolis, Sonoma and Fontana, will reunite with 2013 Dragon Racing teammate Sebastien Bourdais at KV.
KV Racing Technology team owner, Jimmy Vasser, said that the deal came together within the last 30 days, but they've been working on it for a while. "Actually started with Sebastian and myself bumping into each other at an airport, I think it might have been La Guardia heading to Toronto. We thought we would keep in touch and see how things progressed, not knowing really at that point where either ways were going to go for next season. Then having discussions with Gary (Peterson) over the wintertime, just general discussions, getting to know each other, really on kind of a friendship basis initially. Then just listening and seeing what was going to happen. We weren't sure what was going to happen with our second car at the time. Just trying to keep all options open."
Saavedra tested with his new team and old teammate today in Sonoma.