no images were found“We are very excited to have been able to put this deal together with Takuma and his group,” said KVRT co-owner Jimmy Vasser. “I can’t wait to see what I know will be a extremely fast pace by Taku on the road courses and look forward to working with him and getting him up to speed on the ovals. I have no doubt that Taku will be right on the pace immediately. Taku’s knowledge and experience will be a great asset and his great sense of humor and easy manner will add positive energy to our team.”
The big remaining question is where does this put Mario Moraes? Mario showed a lot of improvement and growth over the 2009 season, and it would be a shame to lose him from the series. Also mixed in with all of the various KVRT rumors is that E.J. Viso may sign with the team. The speculation running through the interwebs is highly varied: KV comes as a 1-car effort with Sato, a 2-car effort with Sato and Moraes or Viso, or a 3-car effort with all three drivers.
My preference would certainly be for the latter, although I hope that KVRT has a good stock of spare parts! Moraes and Viso have really improved their consistency since their rookie seasons in the IZOD IndyCar Series, but Crashmaster Sato has a well earned reputation for tearing up race cars. Regardless, it should be exciting!