Juan Pablo Garcia is the only Mexican driver currently competing in the Mazda Road to Indy.
Garcia made his Firestone Indy Lights debut in 2009 and ran three consecutive partial seasons, starting in four events in 2012 and the full 2013 season with Jeffrey Mark Motorsports. The Mexico City-native began his professional racing career in 2006 and has competed in several other series, including Formula Renault 2000, A1 Grand Prix and British Formula Three.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Current Sports Played: Soccer, Squash, Karting, Running
Hobbies: Movies, music, soccer, karting, hanging out with friends
Snapshot: I like all kind of movies and listening to Mexican and Pop music (both in English & Spanish). I enjoy driving karts.
Racing goal: IndyCar Series
Racing hero: Mario Andretti, Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Raikkonen
My fitness routine includes: Cardio, strength workout, running and sometimes riding bicycles
Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: To make the sign of the cross
The one talent I wish I had: Really wishes he could salsa dance
An interesting note about me: I’m a humble and enjoyable person
2013: Finished eighth in the Indy Lights Championship with Team Moore Racing claiming 3 top-five finishes
2012: Finished ninth in the Indy Lights Championship with Jeffrey Mark Motorsports in his first full season of competition, posting nine top-10 finishes
2011: Made four starts in Indy Lights with Jensen Motorsports claiming a best finish of eighth at Barber Motorsports Park
2010: Made two starts in Indy Lights with Michael Crawford Motorsports, claiming a best finish of sixth at Infineon Raceway
2009: Made one start in Indy Lights with HVM Racing, finishing 18th at Infineon Raceway
2008: Finished 16th in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup with a best finish of sixth at Zandvoort … also contested select races in the Formula Renault 2.0 EuroCup Series
2007: Finished seventh in the British Formula 3 National Class for Fluid Motorsport with a best finish of fourth at Silverstone … drove for A1 Team Mexico in the A1GP at Brands Hatch
2006: Finished 12th in the Formula Renault 2.0 Panam GP Series with Hidalgo Racing
2005: Competed in Formula Renault 2000 in Mexico with the Unique Competition Team
2004: Completed the Formula BMW Licensing Course in Valencia, Spain … contested two Corona Cup events earning a pair of top-10 finishes (Mexico City and Tangamanga) … won the “Champions of the Shifter Kart” event in the 125 Light Class
EARLY CAREER: Began racing go-karts in 2002, winning several races and championships in Mexico … attended the Skip Barber Racing School and was named “Rookie of the Race”