Team Stargate Worlds' De Silvestro to test IndyCar

Team Stargate Worlds and HVM Racing to test Swiss Driver Simona De Silvestro Indianapolis, Indiana (December 7, 2009) - Team Stargate Worlds and HVM Racing will test Swiss driver Simona De Silvestro, a four-time winner in the 2009 Atlantic ...

Team Stargate Worlds and HVM Racing to test Swiss Driver Simona De Silvestro

Indianapolis, Indiana (December 7, 2009) - Team Stargate Worlds and HVM Racing will test Swiss driver Simona De Silvestro, a four-time winner in the 2009 Atlantic Championship, at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway December 8 and 9. The test will be a combined effort with Team Stargate Worlds, the group that De Silvestro finished third with in this year's Atlantic standings.

"Simona has been impressive in Atlantics and could certainly have a future in IndyCar," said Keith Wiggins, HVM Racing team principal and owner. "This trip to Sebring is going to be sort of a litmus test to see if there's potential for future collaboration with her and Team Stargate Worlds."

HVM Racing will enter its third season in the IndyCar Series in 2010. The team returns Robert Doornbos to the No. 33 HVM Racing car and is also exploring options for its second car.

Team Stargate Worlds entered the 2009 Atlantic Championship season in partnership with US RaceTronics with one of the world's most talented female race car drivers Simona De Silvestro and Hollywood star turned serious professional racer Frankie Muniz. For more information about Team Stargate Worlds please visit www.usracetronics.com.

HVM is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. In its nine years of competition, the team has earned six wins, two pole positions, and an additional 16 podiums. The team finished fourth and third, respectively, in the Champ Car championship standings in 2006 and 2007, and earned drivers Mario Dominguez and Robert Doornbos Rookie of the Year honors in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Since joining the IRL Championship in 2008, the team has earned nine top-10 finishes with drivers E.J. Viso and Robert Doornbos.

-credit: tsw

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Robert Doornbos , Frankie Muniz
Teams HVM Racing