Panther DRR retains Oriol Servia for 2013 IndyCar campaign

Panther DRR will carry an unchanged line-up into the 2013 IndyCar season after confirming that Oriol Servia will remain with the team for another year

Panther DRR retains Oriol Servia for 2013 IndyCar campaign

Servia will again suit up alongside JR Hildebrand after the Panther and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing squads also confirmed that they will continue with the alliance that they formed in May this year after DRR switched from Lotus to Chevrolet power.

"Continuity is very important in our sport and now we'll be able to build upon our successes in a second year together," Servia.

"Off the track, I am extremely excited to continue with DRR as I have found some of the best people I have ever worked within this sport, including our team partners whose support make this all happen."

DRR co-owner Robbie Buhl said that he is confident that having Servia in the car offers the team its best chance at success.

"Hiring Oriol Servia to drive the #22 was a no-brainer," he said. "To be able to continue building on-track momentum and a strong working relationship between Oriol and our technical team was an opportunity we couldn't pass up.

"We believe Oriol gives us the best chance for us to compete for wins."

The team is scheduled to test at Sebring on December 12-13.

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