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Wilson joins Bryan Herta Autosport for Indy Lights

Stefan Wilson will contest the entire 2010 Firestone Indy Lights series after signing a deal with Bryan Herta Autosport.
In the same week as elder brother Justin was confirmed at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the IndyCar Series, Bryan Herta Autosport announced that it had signed Stefan Wilson to contest the 2010 Firestone Indy Lights Championship.

Wilson, winner of the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award, will embark on his first full year in the development series, following six starts in 2009.

“Stefan showed great pace last year in his limited programme, so when we had the opportunity to sign him for this season we did not hesitate,” eponymous team owner Bryan Herta commented, “As this is our sophomore season in the Firestone Indy Lights Series, we know expectations will be higher for us and I'm confident that Stefan will deliver the results he and the team are expecting.”

The 20-year old Briton only entered his first full season of car racing in 2007, following numerous accomplishments in the karting ranks, and finished second in the Formula Palmer Audi Championship with four wins, nine podiums, four poles, six fastest laps and two lap records.

In 2008, he entered the British F3 National Class, finishing fourth in the championship with four victories before switching to Indy Lights last season, running six events for Walker Racing, with a best result of fourth in Toronto.

“I am so excited to be returning to the Firestone Indy Lights Series, especially with such a competitive outfit as Bryan Herta Autosport,” the Briton said.

“I was very impressed by the team's quick rise to the top last year. In their first year, they managed to win and score further podiums and I'm confident that the team will immediately demonstrate that same pace this season.

"I had a few good results in the small amount of races I was able to participate in and it was a good learning year. I want to build on that and go after race wins early in the season. That is the main objective initially, and then we will see how the championship plays out.”

Wilson turned his first laps with the BHA squad last week in a test at Firebird International Raceway in Arizona, and was happy with his introduction.




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