IRL: Langhorne to race Indianapolis with Kadach Team

American Indy Car driver Langhorne to drive in Porsche Michelin Supercup Race with ...

American Indy Car driver Langhorne to drive in Porsche Michelin Supercup Race with #1 Kadach Team.

Washington, DC^×Sept. 26, 2002^×Fresh off his debut Indy Racing League (IRL) season, District native Will Langhorne was selected to race in the highly competitive Porsche Michelin Supercup event at the US Grand Prix in Indianapolis this weekend.

Langhorne, who grew up driving in one of the nations most challenging ovals^×the Washington Beltway^×has seen his racing career shift into high gear this summer. Starting with a podium finish in the inaugural Cadillac Grand Prix on Washington. Langhorne was soon after tapped to drive the #55 Grill (2) Go/Sam Schmidt Indy car in the final three races of the IRL season. Now its back to road course racing in a GT3 Porsche for the top ranked Kadach Tuning + Service team out of Germany.

^ÓI^Òm really excited to have the opportunity to race for Kadach Tuning + Service,^Ô said the Washington native. ^ÓKadach is a phenomenal team and my new teammate, Stephane Ortelli, is solidly in first place on the Supercup circuit,^Ô Langhorne said.

^ÓThere^Òs quite a big difference between driving flat-out, taking left turns at 220 mph on the Indy circuit^Òs oval tracks and the constant shifting and braking of road courses,^Ô said Langhorne. ^ÓHaving spent most of my career on the twists and turns of road and street courses and with a team like Kadach I^Òm hoping for a good result this weekend,^Ô Langhorne said.

It seems Langhorne might have reason to be optimistic. In 1997 at the age of 23, Langhorne scored two GT3 wins racing in Hockenheim, Germany.

Porsche 911 GT3s are race-modified versions of Porsche^Òs flagship 911 street car. Since 1993 the Supercup has run as support to the European Formula 1 rounds, with the first overseas race being added to the calendar in 1999. In September 2000 over 200,000 spectators witnessed the world^Òs fastest international makes cup at its US premiere in Indianapolis. Eleven rounds make up the 2002 racing calendar ^Ö ten in Europe with the season-final this weekend in Indianapolis.

On the US Grand Prix track in Indianapolis with Langhorne will be Hollywood actor Antonio Sabato Jr. and American Le Mans Series broadcast co-anchor Bill Adam. Since 1993 the Supercup has run as support to the European Formula 1 rounds, with the first overseas race being added to the calendar in 1999. In September 2000 over 200,000 spectators witnessed the world^Òs fastest international makes cup at its US premiere in Indianapolis. Eleven rounds make up the 2002 racing calendar ^Ö ten in Europe with the season-finale again in Indianapolis.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Stéphane Ortelli , Sam Schmidt , Will Langhorne , Antonio Sabato Jr. , Bill Adam