There has been some speculation recently that Franck would be signed up by AGR to race for them in a forthcoming IRL event, and now it has been confirmed.
FKM will take to the wheel of the No. 25 on the 22-23rd of August, in his IRL debut. He says:
I am certainly looking forward to my IndyCar debut in Sonoma with AFS and Andretti Green Racing. I was able to test one of the team’s IndyCars last year and very much enjoyed driving it. Being able to test the track later this week will be very helpful for me to learn the circuit and prepare for the race. We have a lot of work to do to get ready, but I believe we are up to the challenge.
The team will be running five cars over the weekend, with the others piloted by Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Hideki Mutoh and Marco Andretti - Franck is in good company!
While we’re on the subject of this series, a recent Q&A with IRL expert journalist Curt Cavin saw our favourite Frenchman get a mention:
Question: I just saw where AGR might field a fifth car at Sonoma for Frank Montagny. Does he have any money to take Danica’s ride if she leaves? (Rex, Port Ludlow, Wash.)
Answer: He must, although I don’t think he has THAT kind of money. He’d certainly be a candidate for 2010 if that team is overhauled.