Former F1 driver Takuma Sato has signed up to drive in the IndyCar Series for the 2010 season.

Sato will be joining the KV Racing team, operated by long-time driver Jimmy Vasser. After his adventure with Super Aguri came to a sudden end in 2008 when the team went bankrupt, the Japanese driver has been unable to return to F1 racing after 18 months in the wilderness.

"This is a very exciting time for me and all of my supporters," Sato has said. "I really missed racing last year and can’t wait to get started in this new challenge with such a great team. To me, KV Racing is a team with massive potential and great team spirit.

"With such a great champion as Jimmy leading the team, I am really confident that we will soon be a strong combination.

"I am also really motivated by the chance to be fighting at the front of the field, something I have missed in recent seasons. I want to sincerely thanks everyone who has continued to support me through difficult times and look forward to enjoying success together very soon."

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