Adrian Fernandez's decision to join the Indy Racing League has been welcomed by chassis supplier Panoz G-Force, which will provide the popular Mexican with a car for his debut campaign.

David Bowes, CEO of Elan Motorsports Technologies - the company that builds the Panoz G-Force chassis in America - said that Fernandez's move was a major boost for the IRL, and may also sound the death knell for Champ Car racing.

"The news that Adrian Fernandez is joining the Indy Racing League is big," Bowes noted, "I expect we have not yet seen all the fall-out that may result from this decision.

"Adrian will be tremendously beneficial to the IRL paddock in many different ways, and I join with everyone else in extending a huge IRL welcome to him."

Fernandez Racing will join the IndyCar Series at Phoenix International Raceway for next weekend's Indy 200 Copper World Classic.

"We are extremely excited to once again have our team's efforts focused on one championship - which includes the Indianapolis 500," said team co-owner Tom Anderson

Fernandez Racing and the associated Super Aguri Fernandez Racing - which already runs Kosuke Matsuura in the IRL - will have three Panoz G-Force chassis at their disposal, providing a single spare car in Phoenix.