PITTSBORO, Ind. — Team Moore Racing has signed 19 year-old Italian Vittorio Ghirelli to drive the No. 22 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires car this season.
Ghirelli was the Auto GP World Series Champion last season, scoring 12 podiums, three poles, and seven fastest laps. He also won the Under 21 Auto GP World Series Championship.
Vittorio has also driven in the WSR 3.5 series, F Renault 2.0 ALPS, as well as Eurocup and the Italian F3 Series.
He will join Team Moore as a teammate for 21-year-old Toronto native Zack Meyer, who will drive the No. 2..
“It’s very exciting and challenging to come and race here in the U.S., as my entire career was mainly concentrated in Europe. I am sure TMR is the right place to be, being one of the most competitive teams in Indy Lights. The atmosphere in the team is a winning atmosphere which is what a driver needs to feel comfortable and go for it,” said Ghirelli. “For sure, I feel very confident after winning the Auto GP World Series Championship last year. And, even though everything is new for me here, I will not hesitate to give it my all.”
Team co-owner Mark Moore added: “We are thrilled to add Vittorio to our driver line-up. This will be an exciting season with two young guns in the TMR cars. Vittorio may be young, but he is already an accomplished driver and champion. It will be great to have two strong contenders in the hunt for the championship this year. It is always a pleasure to work with young drivers in accomplishing their goals in our series on their way to the IndyCar Series.