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IndyCar: Sebastien Bourdais to switch to KV Racing

IZOD IndyCar team KV Racing Technology has signed a two-year contract with Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais to replace the departing Tony Kanaan in 2014.

The former Formula 1 driver with Toro Rosso is very optimistic about his new team since his IndyCar future had been uncertain due to question marks over the 2014 plans for his current team, Dragon Racing.

"The fact that we have an agreement so early, and that I have a two-year contract, means we have the opportunity to develop as a team," Bourdais said.

"I am looking forward to meeting the crew and getting started with testing as soon as possible.

One of the other candidates for the KV seat was James Hinchcliffe and the Canadian's options are understood to include remaining where he is at Andretti Autosport.