Juan Pablo Garcia has been around the Firestone Indy Lights series for four years now, although his only full-time season was the 2012 season with Jeffery Mark Motorsport. Garcia started racing karts over a decade ago, and moved up to cars in 2004 in the Formula Renault 2000 de America. He won his first race in the series in 2006, although he was unable to contest the full championship season. In the A1GP 2006-2007 season, he drove for Team Mexico in the final two events after which he continued racing in Europe in the Formula 3 Britain National Class in 2007 and in the Formula Renault 2.0 in 2008.
no images were foundGarcia’s first appearance in Firestone Indy Lights came in 2009 when he did a one-off race at Sonoma for HVM. In 2010, he raced two events for Michael Crawford Motorsports, and in 2011 he doubled his number of races to four with Jensen Motorsports. Finally last year, he was given the opportunity to contest a full season with Jeffrey Mark Racing with a best finish of 7th at St. Pete and Long Beach. Now Juan Pablo is with Team Moore Racing, one of the stronger teams in Firestone Indy Lights, driving their #2 machine. It will be interesting to see what Garcia can do in quality equipment and a bit of stability after many seasons of part-time duties.
Press Release from Team Moore Racing
TEAM MOORE RACING ANNOUNCES NEW DRIVER JUAN PABLO GARCIA IN MEXICO CITY
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (January 10, 2013) – During a major press conference in Mexico City, Team Moore Racing announced their new driver Juan Pablo Garcia, who will race his second full-time season in the Firestone Indy Lights Series.
Mark Moore, Co-Owner of Team Moore Racing said: “My business partner Tom Wood and I are very happy to announce today that Juan Pablo Garcia of Mexico is going to drive our No. 2 International/Mapfre/Euclid Chemical/TVC Latino/AutoShow TV/ Team Moore Racing Car in the upcoming 2013 Indy Lights Series.”
“I have known Juan Pablo for several years and he has always impressed me on the track and off of it. You will not find a more genuine smile and character than the popular Mexican driver. Coming off of what I would consider Juan Pablo’s freshman year in the series, he had to learn many new race tracks. He also proved to get the most out of his car during the past season. In the coming year we will see a big step towards Juan Pablo’s goal of driving Indy Cars.”
“Indy Lights is the last stop on the way to IndyCar and I believe with our technical support and TMR prepared cars, Juan Pablo will be in position to showcase his talents. Juan Pablo will also start the season better prepared than ever before. We have a very dedicated test program for the preseason and during the season, where we will fine tune our race craft together. I believe Team Moore Racing and Juan Pablo Garcia have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming 2013 Indy Lights Series,” Moore added.
On the other hand, Mexican Juan Pablo Garcia who was delighted during the press conference with a nice attendance, said: “I’m looking forward to start working with Team Moore Racing. Last year I had the opportunity to race for the first time in a full-season basis in the Indy Lights Series and I believe that experience will help me to take advantage of the competitive Indy Lights Car that TMR is preparing for me.”
“This season, I’m in a position to race for podiums and certainly I have what it takes to do so. I only need a good car to be competitive and I think this year, we’ll put all the pieces together to achieve that goal”, the happy driver said.