Dragon Racing will revert to a two-car line-up for the Sonoma IndyCar race later this month after securing a second Chevrolet engine for Katherine Legge.
Legge and Sebastien Bourdais formed a two-car line-up at the start of the season, but Dragon was forced to cut back to one entry after switching its engine deal from Lotus to Chevrolet, with Legge scheduled to drive the oval races, and Bourdais taking the wheel on road and street courses.
“I am extremely grateful to Chevrolet for making this second engine available so we can return to a full team effort in Sonoma,” said team owner Jay Penske.
“When we began the season at St Pete it was our plan to run a full season with both the #6 and #7 entries, but due to circumstances beyond our control we had to reduce the effort to one car. We are really looking forward to competing in Sonoma.”
Legge said that she was pleased to be getting an additional race under her belt.
“Obviously I’m thrilled to get back behind the wheel at Sonoma, and also to get the opportunity to test there prior to the race,” she said. “We’re all racers, and anytime you have to sit out a race, it’s tough. But we’ve been doing our best with the situation, and hopefully we’ll get the results we know we’re capable of in Sonoma.”
The team will revert to a single car for Bourdais at the following round in Baltimore, with Legge due to complete the season at the Fontana finale.
By Mark Glendenning