Schmidt Peterson Motorsports confirmed on Wednesday that they will run Indy Lights drivers Zachery Clamen De Melo and Jack Harvey at this weeks Verizon IndyCar Series test at the Mid-Ohio sports car course.

Clamen De Melo who will drive Mikhail Aleshin’s No.7 SMP Racing Honda commented on the opportunity to drive an IndyCar by saying:

I am excited about the test this week with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, We have put a great deal of off-track preparation into my first IndyCar test.  Sam Schmidt and his team are meticulous about introducing a driver to IndyCar, from fitting myself into the car, talking to engineers, going over the simulator, down to being physically and mentally fit for the challenge. Everyone at SPM is professional and I am thrilled that I have this opportunity with such an elite organization. I would like to thank IndyCar and SPM for believing and trusting in my abilities to perform at this level.

Jack Harvey drove full time for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports from 2014 – 2015 in Indy Lights and speaking about his opportunity with the IndyCar team, Harvey commented by saying:

I’m really looking forward to getting back in an Indy car this week, It’s been a tough year but that’s what makes the return to driving all the better. Mid-Ohio is a track I’ve done well at before so I’m hopeful that I can help the team with their testing plan moving forward. Thank you to SPM for giving me this opportunity and I can’t wait to get started.

Thursday’s Mid-Ohio test will be open to the public with the track action getting underway from 9AM – 4PM ET. Fans who have already purchased tickets for the race at Mid Ohio will have free entry to the circuit and for fans who do not already have a ticket for the race the price is just $10.

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