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D&R re-signs Beatriz for Indy

IndyCar rookie Ana Beatriz to make second appearance of 2010 in qualifying for Indianapolis 500.
Dreyer and Reinbold Racing has confirmed that Ana Beatriz will drive the team's #25 car as a fourth entry for the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 later this month.

The Brazilian driver made her IZOD IndyCar debut at her home race in Brazil a couple of months ago, proving that she was ready to be in the series as she finished the race as highest-placed rookie and leading female driver, but did not have the budget to see through the entire campaign.

“We are excited about having Ana back with the team," commented Dreyer & Reinbold Racing co-owner Dennis Reinbold, "She did a great job for us in Brazil and it's good to have her in our fourth entry. Ana really showed us her talent when we ran her back in March, and we look forward to running her as she attempts to make her Indianapolis 500 debut.”

Beatriz competed in the Firestone Indy Lights category for the past two seasons, finishing third in the 2008 standings for Sam Schmidt Motorsports with one win and nine top five finishes.

"I'm very excited to be back in an IndyCar with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, and to be competing in the biggest open-wheel event in the world, the Indianapolis 500," the Brazilian admitted, "It will be a dream come true to make my debut in the Indy 500 in the Centennial Era and I hope to have a smooth and very competitive month of May. Hopefully my experience in Indy Lights can help me at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway."

Beatriz will put her talent and experience to the test this weekend as she takes part in this weekend's rookie orientation programme at IMS.


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Ana Beatriz - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing   [pic credit: IRL/McQueeney]
Ana Beatriz exits the qualifying inspection line on Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Sunday May 19, 2013. (Picture Credit: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ana Beatriz on Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Sunday May 19, 2013. (Picture Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Dale Coyne team mates Justin Wilson and Ana Beatriz on the third day of practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Monday May 13, 2013. (Picture Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
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Ana Beatriz at Barber Motorsports Park. (Photo Credit: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Ana Beatriz #25 Team Ipiranga Andretti Autosport Conquest Racing during practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 12-17 May, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana USA. (c) 2012 Dan R. Boyd LAT Photo USA. (Photo credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Oriol Servia #22 Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Racing during practice for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. 12-27 May, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. (c) 2012 Dan R. Boyd LAT Photo USA (Photo credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Justin Wilson #18 Sonny`s BBQ Dale Coyne Racing ahead of Oriol Servia in the #22 Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Racing car during practice for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. 12-27 May, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. (c) 2012 Dan R. Boyd LAT Photo USA (Photo credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Dennis Reinbold at a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [Picture credit: IndyCar Media]
Ana Beatriz and Dennis Reinbold confer. [Picture credit: IndyCar Media]
Ana Beatriz [Picture credit: IndyCar media]
Giorgio Pantano racing with Dreyer and Reinbold. [Picture credit: IndyCar Media]
Vitor Meira and Ana Beatriz wait for the fog-delayed start to Sunday warm-up at Infineon Raceway. [Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Giorgio Pantano (Dreyer & Reinbold) on track at Infineon Raceway.  [Photo by Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Justin Wilson, Dreyer & Reinbold driver of the #22 car in 2011
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