CHAMPCAR/CART: Houston: Moreno to sub for Figge

The "Super Sub" is Back, Roberto Moreno will Drive the ...

The "Super Sub" is Back, Roberto Moreno will Drive the #29 Imperial Capital Bank Car in Houston

Houston, Texas (April 21, 2007) -- Roberto Moreno will take over the driving duties for Alex Figge this weekend in Houston. Figge is recuperating from an incident in the final laps of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach last weekend. He received an MRI late yesterday afternoon, the results will be determined this morning.

"Of course we are very disappointed Alex is unable to drive this weekend, but we are confident Roberto is a great choice to represent Imperial Capital Bank in the #29," commented team director, Tyler Tadevic. He continued, "He's already been a great asset to the team, working closely with Ryan and Alex and our engineers, so he was of course our first choice in our continued development as a new team, with the new car. Roberto has excelled in the substitute driver role many times in the past and I am confident he will do well this weekend."

Roberto Moreno joined the PCM squad prior to the start of the 2007 season. With his years of racing experience, in addition the thousands of miles of testing the new DP01; Moreno has been a key player in PCM's strong debut in the Champ Car World Series. He is a driver coach and engineering liaison for rookie drivers Alex Figge, Ryan Dalziel and the PCM team.

"I am thrilled to get back in the DP01 and represent Imperial Capital Bank. It has been a pleasure to work with Pacific Coast Motorsports on the development side and this opportunity will enhance my role in the team in continued development. It's been six months since the testing so this morning may be a little rusty. This is only temporary, Alex will be back in the car very soon, but until then we will continue this development project together. I appreciate the opportunity PCM and Tom Figge are giving me, if someone has to replace Alex, I am pleased they have chosen me to do it. This team is very special, they will accomplish a lot and I am proud to be part of it."

Today's schedule for the Grand Prix of Houston features practice and final qualifying for the Champ Car World Series. The race kicks off tomorrow, Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00 Central and will air live on ESPN.

-credit: pcm

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Ryan Dalziel , Roberto Moreno , Alex Figge