Romancini Moves Up To IndyCar Series

Mario Romancini (Ron McQueeney/IRL IndyCar Photo)

Mario Romancini (Ron McQueeney/IRL IndyCar Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS — Conquest Racing will give Mario Romancini the chance to make a name for himself in the IZOD IndyCar Series.

Romancini will drive the No. 34 Conquest Racing entry during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season. Romancini spent the 2009 season driving for RLR/Andersen Racing in the Firestone Indy Lights Series, where he earned two victories en route to a sixth-place points finish.

“We are thrilled to announce we have reached an agreement with Mario for the full year,” said Conquest Racing owner Eric Bachelart. “He is a young, talented driver who performed exceptionally during his 2009 rookie year in the Firestone Indy Lights Series, with particular excellence on ovals. Mario fits in well with our quest to develop new and promising drivers in the next step of their career. We look forward to helping him advance successfully in the IZOD IndyCar Series this season.”

Conquest Racing will return to the series full time this year after contesting a limited schedule last year with Alex Tagliani, Nelson Philippe and Kosuke Matsuura.

“I couldn’t be more excited to move up to the IZOD IndyCar Series with a team like Conquest,” said Romancini. “I have been talking with a few teams since last October when the season ended, but after my first contact with Eric I knew we could make something really good happen. We know we will have a lot of work to do. We will be competing against very strong teams and experienced drivers, but with all the support from Eric and the Conquest team, I am confident that with every race we will get better.”