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Servia focused on IndyCar seat

Oriol Servia insists he remains focused on securing a seat in the 2009 IndyCar Series, despite not currently having a deal in place for the year ahead.

The Spaniard, who raced for KV Racing Technology last year, was one of a number of drivers to be found wandering the paddock during the two-day Homestead Miami, with the likes of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tomas Scheckter and Bruno Junqueira also still looking for a ride for the new campaign.

Servia had been tipped to remain with KV for another season after a solid campaign in 2008 but with the team requiring budgeted drivers, his hopes of staying appear to have hit the buffers.

While his past experience makes him an attractive option for teams with a vacant seat, no deal has yet been found and with the ongoing financial situation, he admitted it was tough for people looking to get a budget together.

“It's tough for the drivers, and it's tough for the teams,” he said. “I'd say the two best transition teams last year had to change their alignment, so it just shows how it is. It makes you wonder what we have to do. I'm here because I want to do this. I haven't looked at any other series, because this is what I believe, and I believe in the product.

“Everybody has the perfect excuse right now with the (financial) crisis. It's tough, but I still think there is room for open wheel even with the crisis. People still want to see us racing. We provide a good show, and I'm a good driver. That's why I keep my hopes up that something good will happen.

“There's a new project that's really close to getting the green light, but every day there seems to be a little issue that it hasn't happened yet. There are a couple other teams that as soon as they get something ready I'll get the phone call, but it's just tough.”


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Indy Racing League. 28-29 June 2008. Richmond International Speedway. Richmond, Virginia. Oriol Servia.
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Oriol Servia in his pit stand following practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
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Helio Castroneves - Hitachi/Team Penske Chevrolet   [pic credit: Chris Jones/IndyCar Media]
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Oriol Servia is strapped into his Andretti Autosport Honda prior to practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Oriol Servia on course during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Oriol Servia is strapped into his Andretti Autosport Honda prior to practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson speaks with Oriol Servia in pit lane (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Matt Brabham tests with Andretti Autosport at Iowa Speedway
Matt Brabham tests with Andretti Autosport at Iowa Speedway
Matt Brabham tests with Andretti Autosport at Iowa Speedway
Oriol Servia accident during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Mike Young for IndyCar Media)
Oriol Servia showing the retained centerline wicker on the Honda car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Thursday May 14 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Marco Andretti enters Turn 1 during the Oval Open Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves sets up for Turn 1 during the Oval Open Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)

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