Ana Beatriz has extended her deal to race with Dale Coyne Racing

Ana Beatriz will keep her drive in Dale Coyne Racing’s second car until at least the Indianapolis 500, the team has announced.

The Brazilian initially joined the team for a couple of one-off outings in 2013 – she finished in 22nd place a fortnight ago at the season-opening Grand Prix of St Petersburg – but this has now expanded to include drivers at Alabama, Long Beach Sao Paulo and the Indianapolis 500.

Beatriz’s stop-start IndyCar career amounts to a total of 23 races, although this weekend will mark her first appearance at Barber Motorsport Park. In her only full-time season of competition in 2011, she was forced to skip the event after suffering a fractured wrist at St Petersburg.

Beatriz secured this drive after Stefan Wilson (brother of Dale Coyne’s full-time racer, Justin) was unable to put together a deal in time to make his own IndyCar Series debut. The Englishman is confident that he will be able to string together a few drivers with the team later in the year.

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