Tokyo, 18th February 2010 -- Takuma Sato today announced his participation in the 2010 IZOD Indycar Series, the premier open-wheel racing series in the USA Takuma will race with the respected Indianapolis-based team KV Racing Technology, headed...
Tokyo, 18th February 2010 -- Takuma Sato today announced his participation in the 2010 IZOD Indycar Series, the premier open-wheel racing series in the USA
Takuma will race with the respected Indianapolis-based team KV Racing Technology, headed by champion driver Jimmy Vasser.
The 2010 schedule features 17 races, 13 in the United States as well as two races in Canada and one each in Japan and Brazil. The Japanese event will take place at Twin Ring Motegi on 19th September.
The Indycar series includes the world-famous Indy 500, billed as "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" is one of the oldest motorsport events, and is considered one of the three most significant motor racing events in the world. with approximately 400,000 spectators, it is the largest single-day sporting event in the world.
Quote from Takuma Sato
"This is a very exciting time for me and all my supporters. I have really missed racing last year and can't wait to get started in this new challenge with such a great team. To me, KV Racing is a team with massive potential and great team spirit. With such a great champion as Jimmy leading the team, I am really confident that we will soon be a strong combination. I am also really motivated by the chance to be fighting at the front of the field, something I have missed in recent seasons. I want to thank sincerely everyone who has continued to support me through difficult times and look forward to enjoying success together very soon."
Quote from Jimmy Vasser
"We are very excited to have been able to put this deal together with Takuma and his group," said KVRT co-owner Jimmy Vasser. "I can't wait to see what I know will be a extremely fast pace by Taku on the road courses and look forward to working with him and getting him up to speed on the ovals. I have no doubt that Taku will be right on the pace immediately. Taku's knowledge and experience will be a great asset and his great sense of humor and easy manner will add positive energy to our team"