Indy Lights leader Gabby Chaves eyes 2015 IndyCar seat
|By Mark Glendenning||Friday, July 11th 2014, 10:10 GMT|
Current Indy Lights points leader Gabby Chaves is targeting a move into IndyCar in 2015.
The Colombian, who turned 21 on Monday, extended his points lead to 11 over main rival Zach Veach with his dominant win at Pocono last weekend, and said that after nearly two seasons in the Road to Indy's second tier, he is almost ready to take the final step.
"For myelf as a driver, I think next year is the year I have to move up," he said.
"I think I've done my two years of preparation, and I believe I'm ready. There is obviously a big learning curve ahead of me, but when the time comes I'll be ready to make the move."
Recent history suggests that Chaves stands a good chance of moving up if he can secure the Lights crown.
In the past 17 years, only one Lights champion - Jean-Karl Vernay - has failed to make at least one IndyCar start.
Reigning champion Sage Karam secured a development deal with Ganassi and made his IndyCar debut at this year's Indianapolis 500.