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Servia moves to Dreyer & Reinbold

"I'm at the best point in my career and it was very important to partner with the right team," he said. "I started on the front row for the Indianapolis 500 and I want to improve on that."

Last year Dreyer & Reinbold Racing fielded two cars in the series, for Justin Wilson and Ana Beatriz, but a second car was not included in the day's announcement. The team said only that "Dreyer & Reinbold Racing continues to work towards a second full-time entry for the 2012 season."

Former DRR driver Justin Wilson - who was sidelined for the last five races of 2011 because of a back injury sustained during pre-race practice at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course - is believed to be returning to Dale Coyne Racing, but there has not yet been an official announcement confirming his signing by the team.

Servia's 2011 Newman/Haas Racing team mate James Hinchcliffe has already landed the plum race seat in the Andretti Autosports Go Daddy-sponsored car, replacing Danica Patrick who has departed IndyCar for full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series competition in 2012.




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Oriol Servia, who claimed third place on the grid for the 2011 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during Pole Day on Saturday, May 21. [Picture credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Alex Tagliani (top), Scott Dixon (middle) and Oriol Servia (bottom) pose with their cars on the famous yard of bricks marking the start/finish line of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [Picture credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Oriol Servia and Will Power joking around at Kentucky Speedway. [Picture credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Oriol Servia and Will Power in victory lane at Balitmore. [Picture credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Newman/Haas/Lanigan team mates James Hinchcliffe and Oriol Servia in Baltimore. [Picture credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Dario Franchitti and Oriol Servia lead the field to the green flag at the start of the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. August 2011. [Photo Credit: IndyCar Media]
Oriol Servia during practice 2 at the final visit to Motegi by IndyCar. [Picture credit: Brian Simpson for IndyCar Media]
Sebastien Bourdais with his son after winning Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
The red flag is waived halting attempts to start Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto on Saturday. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway and Team Owner Ed Carpenter celebrate victory in Race 2 of the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais gets a congratulatory hug from team co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven after winning Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Chevrolet sweeps the podium with winner Mike Conway (center), driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrating his victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the second of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. Tony Kanaan (left), driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet celebrates his second-place finish. Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet celebrates his third-place finish. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the second of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, takes the chequered flag while racing to victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the second of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the second of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway on his way to victory in the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway jumps for joy after the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway with the winner`s flag after the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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