• Get the Blackhawks Championship Package
    Get the Blackhawks Championship Package
  • Give the Gift of SI
    Give the Gift of SI
SI.com Home
MORE RACING
Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2012 5:50PM ; Updated: Tuesday December 4, 2012 5:50PM

Oriol Servia returning to Panther DRR for 2013 IndyCar season

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
Oriol Servia
Oriol Servia finished fourth at the Indy 500 in 2012 after merging with Panther Racing.
Walter G Arce/Cal Sport Media

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Oriol Servia is returning to Panther DRR for the 2013 IndyCar season.

The team will start the year with Chevrolet, which should give Servia a better shot at contending for the championship.

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing started last year with a Lotus engine and struggled to compete through the first four races. The team then merged with Panther Racing and switched to Chevy before the Indianapolis 500, and Servia broke through with a fourth-place finish.

The Spaniard followed with top-five finishes on the street courses at Detroit and Toronto, and the short oval at Milwaukee. Over the course of the season, Servia charged through the field to pass 107 cars.

Servia and Panther DRR will test at Sebring, Fla., next week.

Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 
SI.com
Hot Topics: NBA Draft Yasiel Puig NHL Playoffs NBA Playoffs Mark Cuban Jabari Parker
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint