Ana Beatriz gets IndyCar ride for St Petersburg

Ana Beatriz will contest IndyCar's St Petersburg season-opener with the Dale Coyne Racing squad

Ana Beatriz gets IndyCar ride for St Petersburg

The 28-year-old Brazilian, who ran with the team during last week's open test at Barber Motorsport Park, will partner Justin Wilson at the Honda-powered outfit.

Beatriz had her first full IndyCar Series campaign with Dreyer & Reinbold in 2011, but last year was restricted to one-off outings at Sao Paulo and the Indianapolis 500, both with Andretti Autosport.

Her only previous IndyCar appearance at St Petersburg came in 2011 when she finished 14th from 20th on the grid.

Her best result in the series remains her 11th-place finish at Toronto in the same year.

Beatriz's confirmation seals a 25-car entry for the opening round of 2013.

Schmidt Peterson's Tristan Vautier is the only driver without previous IndyCar experience of the track, although he won last year's Indy Lights event en route to the 2012 crown.

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