So sayeth the intrepid Curt Cavin.
Robert Doornbos will join the IndyCar Series after reaching an agreement with Newman/Haas/Lanigan, according to a Dutch newspaper report.Wait, he was with AC Milan? Really? Well then, this requires that we bust out the handy-dandy Brazilian Soccer Name Generator.
After a successful adventure with Minardi Team USA in the final Champ Car season, Doornbos was unable to find a ride in the unified IndyCar Series for 2008. He spent last year competing in the new Superleague Formula, finishing second in the championship for AC Milan.
UPDATE: OpenWheelWorld.net reports that Cavin may have jumped the gun. They checked out Bobby D's site, which in some language other than my own says:
"Several newspapers suggest that Robert Doornbos already signed a contract to race for Newman Haas Lanigan in 2009. We like to confirm that negotiations with IRL teams are in the final stages. But as long as there is no official press release on this website, there is no deal. We hope that we can announce Bobby D's plans very soon.So be it, but we're hanging on to the jersey for ya, pal.
If everything goes according to plan, we will see Robert in IRL next season fighting for the championship. At the moment Robert is focussing on A1 Team Netherlands. The team of Jan Lammers is very close to the first victory of this season."