Rosenqvist will test for Belardi’s Indy Lights team

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Felix Rosenqvist will join previously confirmed Zach Veach for Belardi Auto Racing at next week’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires test at Homestead-Miami Speedway, on the road course. It’s the series’ first official test of the new year.

It’ll be a busy week for the 24-year-old Swede, who will test Tuesday and Wednesday at Homestead, then head north to Daytona to compete in his first Rolex 24 at Daytona with Starworks Motorsport in one of Peter Baron’s Oreca FLM09s.

This will mark his second Indy Lights test, following on from a successful private test at Palm Beach International Raceway with Team Pelfrey.

“We’re thrilled to have Felix in our second car alongside Zach for the Homestead test and we’re very keen on his running in Belardi red and white this season,” team principal Brian Belardi said in a release. “They both have race-winning pedigrees. Zach has in-depth knowledge of the Mazda Road to Indy venues, and he knows how to win.  I know that first-hand, as we had to fight him all year to take the title in 2014.

“Felix is equally as talented and has a well-developed understanding of the sport and the racecar itself.  His resume speaks for it. If we can firm up this team, we’ll be gunning to bring the title back to Brownsburg at the end of 2016.”

Veach is projected if not outright confirmed for a full season and the team still has its second seat to fill. Felix Serralles has signed with Carlin and Juan Piedrahita has been linked, incidentally, to Pelfrey.