[Source: Dragon Racing press release]
LOS ANGELES, CA. (February 11, 2012) – Dragon Racing and TRUECAR, Inc. today announced that they have added Sebastian Saavedra to their 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship program. Saavedra will pilot the #6 TRUECAR Dragon Racing Chevy entry, competing alongside teammate and 4-time champion Sebastien Bourdais, who will once again be at the wheel of the #7 Dragon Racing Entry.
“We are very excited to have Sebastian join Dragon Racing for 2013 and beyond,” said Jay Penske, Owner and President of Dragon Racing. “I have been watching Sebastian’s rapid progression through the various series’ and I truly believe he is the perfect teammate for Bourdais. I look forward to seeing the results of their collaboration, and seeing them both on the podium many times this year.”
“Like TrueCar, Jay Penske and Dragon Racing have always been on the cutting edge of technology, business, and motorsports,” said TRUECAR CEO Scott Painter. “Sebastian has excelled at every level of racing in which he has competed-and we expect 2013 to be Sebastian’s finest year yet.”
“It has been a long off-season for everyone who loves racing, and I have been ready to get back in a car since Fontana,” said Sebastian Saavedra, the 22-year-old Colombian native.
“I’m extremely excited on this new chapter in my life, and very thankful to everyone who made it a reality. Together with TRUECAR, Sebastien (Bourdais) and Jay’s dynamic approach to building a winning franchise, [it] makes me a strong believer in Dragon Racing’s future, and our ability to win championships together. I want to sincerely thank TRUEcar and Dragon Racing for giving me this opportunity and all my Colombian supporters; Coldeportes, Marca Pais, Autoniza, Postobon, Seringel and Sumimed, who have supported me since the beginning.”
Dragon Racing has recently expanded its operations to include a facility in Indianapolis and will make several personnel and sponsorship announcements in the next few weeks as it prepares for the first race of the 2013 season on March 24 in St. Petersburg, Florida.