Indy teams decide to pair up for 2012 season
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Two IndyCar race teams are pairing up to help Oriol Servia.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Panther Racing have announced they will create a strategic alliance with Servia that will begin in Indianapolis and run through the rest of the season.
The deal puts Servia in the No. 22 car and will be powered by Panther's Chevrolet engine. It gives last year's Indianapolis 500 runner-up JR Hildebrand a teammate with whom he can share information.
The teams also formed an alliance late last season. Both teams, which are based in Indianapolis, will perform their work in Panther's shop.
Two weeks ago, Lotus released two IndyCar teams from a deal requiring them to use their engines that had struggled early this season. Dreyer & Reinbold was one of the teams.