Saturday, March 13, 2010

KVRT & Lotus Cosworth Announce Partnership

KV Racing Technology announced today a technical and commercial partnership with both Lotus and Cosworth. Takuma Sato will pilot the #5 Honda-Powered Dallara with the Lotus Green and Yellow livery, starting in St. Pete.

"Racing has always defined Lotus and on many occasions in motorsports history Lotus’ numerous innovations have re-defined racing. It’s only fitting that as the Lotus Racing name re-enters Formula 1, we will also race and innovate again in IndyCar. The Lotus name will, once again compete in the top two open-wheel racing series for the passion and enthusiasm of car fans around the globe.” -CEO of Group Lotus plc, Dany Bahar

“We are delighted to be part of Lotus and Cosworth’s return to the IndyCar Series, and with Takuma at the wheel of the classic racing green and yellow Lotus Cosworth race cars, we expect to be formidable competitors this year.” - KVRT co-owners, Kevin Kalkhoven & Jimmy Vasser

“This is fantastic news for everyone. It is exiting for me to be a Lotus driver and I’m really looking forward to great success with this new project.” - Takuma Sato


Hopefully for Sato's sake in addition to the green and yellow livery they put some F1-style carbon fiber brakes on the car for St. Pete. It looks like he could use them after Turn 1 in Sao Paulo.

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