G-Force unveils new look

Indy Racing League car constructor G-Force is gearing up to raise its game to beat the dominant Dallara marque next year

G-Force unveils new look

Owner Don Panoz unveiled a new look and announced a strengthened technical team at the Texas season finale last weekend.

The constructor has been re-named Panoz G-Force, while the new appointments include three high-profile names from Champ Car builder Lola. They are chief executive officer David Bowes, chief designer Simon Marshall and technical consultant Ben Bowlby.

Panoz said: "The level of competition in the IRL has increased remarkably and we believed our commitment to the programme needed to reflect that. Over the past 12 months we have closely examined every area of G-Force and have worked towards providing significant improvements in design, manufacturing and customer service.

"We are totally committed to ensuring the new Panoz G-Force car is undisputed as the chassis choice for IRL competition. Our target is the IRL championship and the Indy 500 - that is our complete goal."

Panoz G-Force, which is part of the Elan Motor Sports Technologies Group, has a new design centre in Britain, while the cars will be manufactured at its US base in Georgia. The first 2003 car is due to be ready for delivery in December.

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