Oriol Servia will drive again for Panther Racing at this weekend's round at Mid-Ohio

Oriol Servià will be back behind the wheel at this weekend’s Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio with Panther Racing.

The Catalan driver will pilot the #4 National Guard entry once again, replacing fellow substitute driver Ryan Briscoe, who is still recovering from a wrist fracture he sustained at the previous round in Toronto.

The pair has shared racing duties for the team since it fired JR Hildebrand after the American’s disappointing start to the season, and the outing will mark Servià’s third of the season since his full-time outing with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing fell apart when the team was forced to suspend its operations over a lack of funding.

Servià’s last outing with Panther Racing came at Iowa Speedway, where he finished seventh.

“I’m very excited to be back in the National Guard car, Iowa was my last race, and while I love ovals, I’m really looking forward to getting back on a road course,” the open-wheel racing veteran said.

“Mid-Ohio is a very technical track, but we have a test day before the race that will be a big help for us fine-tuning the car, and especially for me to knock off a little rust. I’m looking forward to being competitive this weekend and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be.”

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