Goncalvez returns to Belardi Auto Racing Venezuela's Jorge Goncalvez will return to Belardi Auto Racing for his sophomore season in Firestone Indy Lights, joining Israel's Alon Day in the team's 2012 lineup.
Goncalvez will return to the No. 4 entry, in which he earned 10 top-10 finishes, five top-fives, four podiums and a fifth place finish in the point standings. Goncalvez recently competed in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona with Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian and finished third in the marathon race.
"We are very happy to have Jorge back for a second season in Firestone Indy Lights," team owner Brian Belardi said. "A top five in the championship and the four podiums that Jorge earned last year were such great accomplishments for us as a first-year team, as well as for Jorge in his first year of Indy Lights.
"He has been working very hard during the off-season, as well as continuing his success with his third place finish at the Rolex 24. The guys have also been busy preparing for the season and prepping the cars for testing. I am really looking forward to our 2012 season with Jorge, and we cannot wait to go racing again."
With only 38 days until the season opener in St. Petersburg, Goncalvez will join his teammate, Alon Day, and the team in Florida next week for testing at Sebring International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
"I'm really excited to be reunited with my team for my second year in Indy Lights," Goncalvez said. "It looks like I have a great teammate in Alon [Day], and I think we will have a very successful year. I have to thank my family and all my great sponsors for all of their support."
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