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Forsythe plan IRL and ALMS for '09

Forsythe Racing are close to finalising IRL IndyCar Series and American Le Mans Series programmes for 2009, according to team manager Ken Swieck.

The team have remained active in the Atlantic Series this year after deciding that they had insufficient funding to join the merged IndyCar Series from Champ Car, but recently revealed that they will join the Indy Lights championship next season.

Swieck was much in evident at this weekend's Mid-Ohio event in the IndyCar, ALMS and Lights paddocks, and made it clear that Forsythe's 2009 ambitions are not limited to the junior categories.

"We've got a Formula Atlantic deal this year and we're planning on going ahead with that, we announced the Indy Lights programme last week and we're looking at both ALMS and the IndyCar Series," he said.

"I'd say the ALMS and IndyCar programmes are about 95 percent done."

Swieck confirmed that Forsythe intended to contest both series rather than choosing one or the other.

"Our plan is to treat this like a business, and that means diversifying our efforts to take advantage over all the opportunities that come our way," he said.

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