Dominguez moves to Rocketsports
|Monday, September 18th 2006, 19:51 GMT|
Mario Dominguez will continue his rollercoaster ride in 2006 after signing to drive the final three races of the Champ Car season with Rocketsports Racing.
It is the third team for the Mexican this season, having competed in four races for Forsythe before parting ways and moving to Dale Coyne. However, when he saw the opportunity to move to Rocketsports, he jumped at the chance.
"This is a sad and happy time for me," said Dominguez. "I am leaving Dale Coyne Racing, who gave me an opportunity when no one else did.
"Every member on the team was great. They were very hard working and I had a great time with them. We were able to enjoy some good times and good races together. I will forever be grateful to Dale, his wife, and everyone on the team for that opportunity."
Rocketsports team owner Paul Gentilozzi said: "We are pleased to have Mario join us for the final three races of the season. We had been working on having a chance to run him this season, but it came sooner than expected.
"We were in discussions with some potential sponsors in Mexico to run him in 2007, with the anticipation of putting him in one of our seats at the season finale in Mexico City in preparation for next season.
"However, with the early separation of him and Dale Coyne, that plan changed in the last few days. So it will be great to be able to run him for three races as we continue to build a relationship between him and Mexico that can carry onto 2007."
Dominguez will pilot the number 8 Rocketsports entry which has been driven for most of the season by Nicky Pastorelli, who is reported to be taking a one-race break due to contractual difficulties.
Estonian Tonis Kasemets will pilot the sister car at Road America.