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Santiago Urrutia to make Indy Lights return with HMD Motorsports

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After spending a year away from open-wheel racing, Santiago Urrutia is set to return to Indy Lights competition this season.

Urrutia will drive the No. 55 Dallara IL-15 for HMD Motorsports, joining teammate David Malukas.

The 2020 season will be the fourth for Urrutia in Indy Lights, where he has eight victories. Urrutia previously finished runner-up in the points standings in 2016 and 2017 and finished third in 2018.

“I have worked extremely hard to be back in the Indy Lights paddock as my ultimate goal is IndyCar,” Urrutia said. “The HMD Motorsports team is on the rise and, in my opinion, a major threat for the championship. I am happy to be reunited with my engineer from the past, Tim Neff, and working with David Malukas. I can’t wait to get the season started.”

Urrutia spent the 2019 racing with Team WRT in the TCR Europe Touring Car Series, where he collected two podiums in 13 races and finished third overall in the championship standings.

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