Paladin Motorsports has confirmed that Canadian Adrien Herberts will return to the fold to contest the full 2008 Champ Car Atlantic season.

The deal was revealed on the eve of the opening group test at Sebring International Raceway, with the 18-year old British Columbia native confirmed behind the wheel of the #45 Swift 016.a, which will carry sponsorship from Keller Williams and TravelUnlimited.ca, as well as a major Canadian financial institution to be announced shortly.

"We're really happy to have a chance to continue with Adrien for 2008," team owner Reza Honarvar said, "Continuity is a key to success, so this will give us a chance to continue our development with him."

Herberts competed in ten Atlantic events with Paladin during his rookie season, earning a best result of eleventh in the first race of the double-header in Edmonton. He scored championship points in eight of his ten starts, but did not compete in either the San Jose or Road America rounds.

"MSR was a great test for Paladin Motorsports and me," Herberts said of his first outing of 2008, prior to heading for Sebring, "I think that we really showed our speed and will only improve from here. I'm excited, and I believe that this year will be a breakout year for me and Paladin Motorsports. We have the speed and the skill to be at the front, and I feel confident that 2008 will bring great success."

Honarvar is currently exploring the possibility of adding a second car for the coming season.

"We are working on a deal," he said, "We have tested another driver and are close to making an announcement. I'm sure it will be another exciting year of strong competition in the championship."

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