Viso To Drive For HVM Racing
March 25, 2008 | 3:45 P.M. EST
Viso, from Caracas, Venezuela, won twice and had six podium finishes in GP2. He also was a Formula 1 test driver for Spyker in 2006, and raced in British F3 and Formula Renault after winning the Skip Barber Dodge championship.
"I am thrilled to join HVM Racing and the 'new' (IndyCar Series), though it has been a long winter for me," Viso said. "I tested with the guys while they were still in the Champ Car World Series, and we were very close to signing a deal just before Christmas. Then the reunification came, and while I think it is fantastic it was quite late so we had to start from scratch again."
Viso's Champ Car test at Sebring International Raceway impressed team co-owner Keith Wiggins.
"Ernesto showed maturity and professionalism well beyond his years, and not only was he quick in the car he was a very useful tool for the engineering staff," Wiggins said. "He gives good feedback and was quick to learn the DP01, and because of this I believe he will adapt to the Dallara very quickly as well."