Verizon IndyCar Series veteran Oriol Servia who will make his 200th competitive start at the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, has revealed that he has signed a three race deal with the Brownburg, Indiana based outfit.
The 42 year old has also confirmed that the three race deal could turn into an agreement for the remainder of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Servia has six previous starts with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, most recently coming at the 2015 Indianapolis 500 where he finished the race in 29th place. Speaking about returning to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Servia commented by saying:
It’s just like these little things made me think, ‘Let’s see, if it comes together, I think I’ll have the best year ever. “Then the team that has been the best Honda calls me and wants me. If we can put it together, I’ve felt all along this could be my best season and maybe we can make something out of this.
The Spaniard drove in place of the late Justin Wilson for Andretti Autosport at the season finale in 2015 and filled in for Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet for Team Penske in the 2016 season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
Servia’s most recent Verizon IndyCar Series outing came at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil where he drove a third Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda where he finished the race in 12th place.
Servia joins Graham Rahal at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing this year.