Stefan Wilson will honour his older brother Justin when he makes his first Indianapolis 500 start this year after being confirmed to race the third KV Racing Technology entry.
The younger Wilson will drive the #25 Driven2SaveLives-KVRT Chevrolet for the 100th running of the Indy 500, with his sponsor a campaign that promotes organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation.
Justin Wilson died in an incident during the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono in 2015, and has saved five lives by donating organs, and Stefan believes the opportunity with KV is a good way to honour his brother’s legacy.
“Like so many other drivers, I grew up dreaming about the Indianapolis 500 and it’s all I’ve worked toward for the past few years,” said Stefan Wilson. “Justin raced in the 500 eight times and it was a dream to join him on the starting grid and race against him.
“I just never anticipated a situation where Justin wouldn’t be there with me. Justin’s decision to be an organ donor ended up being the one shining light out of that dark, terrible time after Pocono.
I’m grateful to Indiana Donor Network and KV Racing Technology for the opportunity to fulfil a racing dream and to honour Justin’s legacy on such a monumental stage as the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.”
As well as Wilson’s car, his team-mates Sebastien Bourdais and Matthew Brabham will also carry the campaign logo on their cars in support of the campaign.