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Tracy to sub for Moraes

KV Racing Technology has confirmed that Paul Tracy will rejoin the team for this weekend's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

The Canadian will rejoin the team he has raced for on four occasions this season as a late substitute for regular driver Mario Moraes, who remains at home with his family following the death of his father on Wednesday.

The decision to bring in Tracy comes with the full backing of Moraes, with Tracey stating he was keen to secure the best possible result for the Brazilian and his family.

“I want to thank KV Racing Technology and Mario for thinking of me during this unfortunate situation,” Tracy said. “It will be a privilege to drive the #5 Azul – Votorantim entry and I want to dedicate this weekend to achieving the best result possible in honour of Mario and the entire Moraes family.”

Team co-owners Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser admitted that the decision to run a car in the race had been taken after lengthy internal discussions, with Tracy deemed the best man available for the job.

“This is a very sad occasion and on behalf of the entire KV Racing Technology organisation we extend our sympathy and condolences to Mario and his family,” they said. “After lengthy internal discussions, and in consultation with Mario, we decided the best course of action was to have Paul, who has driven for the team and is familiar with our systems and personnel, step in and drive this weekend.”



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