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E.J. VISO

Driver of the #5 Team Venezuela PDVSA CITGO




ABOUT E.J.

Full Name: Ernesto Jose Viso
Birth Date: March 19, 1985
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Residence: Caracas, Venezuela
No.: 5
Chassis: Dallara


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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Competed in the IZOD IndyCar Series with KV Racing in 2011
  • Won both the 6 Hours of Bogota and Turismo ST4 for GP Cars Team in 2011
  • Was the only podium driver of KV Racing in the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2010
  • Competed in the IndyCar Series Championship with HVM Racing from 2008-2009
  •  Earned a track record at Sebring International Raceway in ChampCar in 2007
  •   Was an F1 Test Driver in 2006
  •  Competed in the GP2 Championship in 2006, where he recorded two wins and finished sixth in the championship among 30 drivers
  • Won the 2006 GP2 XXXI Edition of Bologna Motor Show in Italy
  •  In 2006, he became the second Venezuelan ever to obtain a FIA Super License, which means he is good enough to drive "any class"
  • Competed in the GP2 Championship in 2005, where he had three podium finishes
  • Was the inner of the 'Best International American Driver of the Year Award' in 2005, judged by journalists from 19 nations (FIPA)
  • Won the 'Best Driver of the Year Award' by Fox in 2005, and also captured the 'Best Venezuelan Driver Award' by Venezuelan sport journalists
  • 2003 British Formula 3 Champion
  • 2003 also marked the year he won the 'Best Venezuelan Sportsman Award' by Sport Media
  • Received one of only three 'Most Successful Latin American Driver' Awards in 2003
  • Won the 'Most Talented Young Driver Under 21 Award' by SAMA in 2003
  • Won the Skip Barber Dodge Championship in 2001, with 19 wins out of 22 events and had 17 fastest laps
  • Began his racing career in karting in 1993, where he earned five National Championships and five Regional Championships through 2000

      


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