Dale Coyne Racing’s Zach Claman De Melo who will share the No.19 PaySafe Honda alongside Pietro Fittipaldi during 2018 says he is keen to get the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season underway.
De Melo is one of three Canadian drivers on the Verizon IndyCar Series grid, joining Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens in the field.
De Melo has four previous starts at the 1.8 mile street circuit at St Petesburg in the Indy Lights championship with a best finish of seventh place. Speaking ahead of his first race with Dale Coyne Racing he commented by saying:
I’m extremely excited to kick off the 2018 season in the #19 Paysafe Honda,” shared Claman De Melo. “I’m eager to show the world stage what I can do beginning with the season-opening race in St Petersburg. I’ve made great progress in the gym and in off-season testing and I look forward to showing that progress on the track