Indy Lights: Belardi signs Felix Serralles for 2015 program

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Belardi Auto Racing, the 2014 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires champions with Gabby Chaveswas the first team to confirm its participation in 2015 with the new Dallara IL15 chassis.

They’re also the first to announce a driver signing.

Puerto Rican driver Felix Serralles will take up one of the team’s two seats. It’s a homecoming for Serralles, who won the Skip Barber Racing School Karting Scholarship in 2009 and then finished third in the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda as an official MAZDASPEED Development Driver.

The Florida resident also ran two USF2000 race weekends with Belardi Auto Racing in 2010, finishing second at Road Atlanta before winning the Team USA Scholarship.

He’s moved to Europe since, racing in the Formula Ford Festival and the Walter Hayes Trophy that fall, the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup in 2011, and the British Formula 3 Championship in 2012.

The latter year he finished third overall with 13 podium finishes and five wins, including Spa and Monza and becoming a Mercedes Benz (HWA) junior development driver. As expected, he made the calculated jump to the FIA Formula 3 European series in 2013 and now competes with West-Tec in the series, having posted 12 top-10 finishes thus far.