Indy 500: KV Racing Technology Lotus commerative laps

NEW LOTUS, OLD LOTUS TO MAKE COMMERATIVE LAPS THURSDAY AT INDY The new and the old will be celebrated Thursday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In a special commemorative presentation at 4 p.m., two Lotus cars will circle the famed 2.5-mile...

NEW LOTUS, OLD LOTUS TO MAKE COMMERATIVE LAPS THURSDAY AT INDY

The new and the old will be celebrated Thursday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

In a special commemorative presentation at 4 p.m., two Lotus cars will circle the famed 2.5-mile oval to celebrate the return of one of racing's greatest marques. KV Racing Technology driver Takuma Sato will drive the No. 5 Lotus -- KVRT Honda/Dallara/Firestone entry alongside the Lotus 38 driven to seventh place by Bobby Johns in the 1965 Indianapolis 500. KVRT co-team owner Jimmy Vasser will pilot the famed Lotus in the two-car, two-lap demonstration lap.

This year's Indy 500 marks the return of Lotus to Indianapolis for the first time since 1969 when Art Pollard qualified 12th. Mario Andretti crashed his Lotus car in practice that year and won the race in a year-old Hawk.

Following the two-lap demonstration, the No. 5 Lotus will be wheeled to the Pagoda Pavilion for a special photo with Jim Clark's rookie car, 1963 Lotus that placed second to Parnelli Jones. Sato's rookie car and Clark's rookie car will make for a great photo opportunity.

-source: kvrt

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Takuma Sato , Jimmy Vasser , Jim Clark , Parnelli Jones
Teams KV Racing Technology