JUAN PABLO GARCIA JOINS JENSEN MOTORSPORT FOR 2011 FIRESTONE INDY LIGHTS SEASON
December 16, 2010 -- Jensen MotorSport is pleased to announce that veteran Mexican race car driver Juan Pablo Garcia has joined our team for the 2011 Firestone Indy Lights Championship season.
Jensen MotorSport team owner Eric Jensen states: "Juan Pablo is a terrific addition to our Indy Lights program. Juan Pablo has experience in the series and with the Indy Lights car, including a strong 6th place finish at Infineon Raceway in California during the 2010 season. Having confirmed his program early, Juan Pablo will definitely benefit from extensive pre-season testing to challenge for a pole and podium at the first race of the 2011 season at St. Petersburg, Florida in March."
Garcia, who has raced in A1GP, British F3 and Eurocup, and Indy Lights, and wanting to keep momentum in his career he will race for Jensen Motorsport, a team that can offer him a solid ride in the very competitive Indy Lights series.
Juan Pablo Garcia said: "I'm delighted to return to American open-wheel racing, after signing with Jensen MotorSport to compete again in Indy Lights. I am very grateful to my sponsors Freightliner, Mapfre and Eucomex for their continue support. My first race with Jensen MotorSport will be on a street circuit (St. Petersburg, Florida), and I'm really looking forward to it."
"Also, the Team Manager is Michael Crawford, and I've already worked with him the past two years. This makes me feel very confident since I've always felt very pleased with his feedback and work. Eric (Jensen) certainly has put together a good team with an interesting pre-season program that will be very important for my learning curve," Garcia added.
-source: jensen motorsports