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Sato seeks new opportunities in IndyCar

ESPNF1 Staff
February 18, 2010 « Villeneuve rumoured to be favourite for Stefan seat | »
Takuma Sato announces his move to IndyCar at a press conference in Tokyo © ESPNF1
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Former Formula One driver Takuma Sato is heading to the US to compete in the IndyCar series.

Sato, who made nearly 100 starts between 2002 and 2008 with Jordan, Honda and Super Aguri, has signed with KV Racing Technology. He missed out on a drive last season when Toro Rosso opted to go with Sebastien Bourdais, and was briefly linked with Renault for this season.

"This is a very exciting time for me and all my supporters," Sato said. "I've really missed racing last year and can't wait to get started in this new challenge with such a great team.

"To me, KV Racing is a team with massive potential and great team spirit. With such a great champion as Jimmy leading the team, I am really confident that we will soon be a strong combination. I am also really motivated by the chance to be fighting at the front of the field, something I have missed in recent seasons."