HVM Racing will participate in the 2010 Firestone Indy Lights season with a car driven by Junior Strous, with the intention of progressing the Dutch racer to the IZOD IndyCar Series.
The 23-year-old driver won two Indy Lights races in 2009, will pilot the Shell/HVM Racing car, beginning with the series-opening event on the streets of St. Petersburg on March 28.
"I'm now closer to reaching my ultimate goal and that's racing the big Indy cars," Strous said. "If I have a chance to improve my position, I'll always go for it. The HVM partnership offers me good opportunities both for the short and long term in my racing career. HVM is the place to be to achieve my goals."
HVM Racing team principal and owner Keith Wiggins said, "Junior is a proven talent. He's won races, so we know he has good skills behind the wheel. We will start him in a Lights car and plan to do some testing with him in the Indy car at some point this season also. I have no doubt that with continued development he will be in an IZOD IndyCar Series car in the future."
Strous will run with sponsorship from Shell and the European-based Car Channel Television Network. Car Channel has acquired the live television broadcasting rights for the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights in the Netherlands.
HVM Racing will field the No. 78 Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing entry, driven by Simona De Silvestro, in the IZOD IndyCar Series this season.