AIM to run young drivers Continuing their tradition of developing young talent, AIM Autosport is pleased to announce the signing of David Ostella (Canada) and Jorge Goncalvez (Venezuela) to compete in the team colors for the 2009 edition of the Star Mazda Series presented by Goodyear. Both drivers are seventeen years old and most recently competed in the Formula BMW Americas series. The move to Star Mazda is a significant step up the ladder in North American motorsport. AIM Autosport has a winning record in the Star Mazda series including securing the 2008 championship for seventeen year old American driver John Edwards.
This will be the second season in open-wheel formula for Ostella after spending previous years racing karts across North America and Europe. The young Canadian had particular success racing in the World Karting Association, Stars of Karting and Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting championships. He drove in various classes that would lead to a career in open-wheel racing such as Junior Intercontinental A (JICA) and 80 cc Shifter. David spent part of the 2007 season racing with the CRG factory team at select events in Europe before attending the Formula BMW licensing course in Valencia, Spain in order to earn his International C racing license. The goal was to enter the Formula BMW Americas series in 2008 and work toward developing his skills. David is now ready to put his skills to the test in the very competitive Star Mazda Series presented by Goodyear.
"I think it's awesome to be signing with AIM Autosport for the 2009 Championship," Ostella said this week. "Last season John Edwards won the championship with the team, and his baseline data will be a great help in making me a better driver this season. I can't wait for the first race in Sebring to come!"
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