IndyCar team Dragon Racing scales back to a single car
|By Mark Glendenning||Thursday, May 31st 2012, 08:33 GMT|
IndyCar team Dragon Racing will scale back to one car for the remainder of the season after failing to secure a second full-time engine lease from Chevrolet.
Under the new deal, Sebastien Bourdais will drive on the road and street courses, and Katherine Legge will take over for the oval events. Bourdais was already scheduled to miss next month's Milwaukee oval race due to a clash with the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Dragon joined forces with Chevrolet following an acrimonious split with former engine supplier Lotus in the lead-up to the Indy 500.
While Chevrolet was able accommodate both Dragon drivers amongst its expanded 16 car line-up for Indianapolis, it is cutting back to 11 cars from this weekend's Detroit race onwards.
On a 25-car grid, that is still more than the 40 percent of the field that it is contractually bound to be capable of supplying.