(Originally posted to Planet-IRL.com.)
Conquest Racing announced today that it will field a second car during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series, starting at the April 11th Alabama Grand Prix at Barber Motorsports Park, for 24-year old Belgian driver Bertrand Baguette. Conquest, which failed to enter enough races during the 2009 season to be eligible for the Indy Racing League TEAM Program, is already fielding a full-time entry this year for Brazilian rookie Mario Romancini.
Baguette, the 2009 World Series by Renault champion, will carry the colors of the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium’s national team. Conquest team owner, Eric Bachelart, is also of Belgian decent.
“I am looking forward to the 15 races this year with the IndyCar Series and I am thankful to the sponsors and for the support of the RACB National Team that have made this possible,” said Baguette of the newly formed deal. “I will carry the yellow color of the Belgian National Team with dignity and pride, especially during the legendary Indianapolis 500. To run this race in front of 400,000 spectators will undoubtedly be a big moment of emotion for me as a driver and Belgian countryman. I will be counting on the experience of my new team owner, Eric Bachelart, to help me enter successfully into this new world of racing.”
More details of the announcement can be found on the Conquest Racing’s Facebook page.