Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves who returns to full-time NTT IndyCar Series competition with Meyer Shank Racing for the 2022 season alongside Simon Pagenauud says it is extremely beneficial to be immersed in Meyer Shank Racing across the board in both the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and the NTT IndyCar Series.
The Brazilian will compete in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with MSR alongside Simon Pagenaud who he raced alongside at Team Penske.
Speaking to Paddock Eye during Monday’s content day, Castroneves said that it has been great to integrate into both teams and that he hopes it will help him and Simon Pagenaud move both teams forward as they embark on a new chapter in their respective careers.
The Brazilian said that he is looking forward to getting in the IMSA car because everytime he gets into a race car it helps him.
Castroneves will start the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season with double duty as he will compete in both the IMSA race at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg in Florida on the same weekend.
Chip Ganassi Racing has confirmed that NTT IndyCar Series veteran and Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan will return to the team for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Kanaan will be sponsored by American Legion and will join full-time teammate’s Alex Palou, Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson and Jimmie Johnson.
The FIA World Rally Championship officially ushered in a new era on Saturday as they launched their new for 2022 Hybrid cars ahead of next weekend’s season-opening Rally Monte Carlo.
The FIA World Rally Championship sent a succession of tweets:
New FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem a former WRC driver himself said:
Today’s launch of the new Rally1 era is a very proud and significant moment for the FIA and entire rally family and I would like to congratulate WRC Promoter for delivering a great show at the start of the championship’s 50th anniversary season.
“The enthusiasm for the FIA’s new technical regulations has been very much in evidence in recent months and the event further underlined the momentum coming from the teams and manufacturers, with Rallye Monte-Carlo just a few days away.
“Beside the hybrid technology adding a new dynamic layer of performance combined with safety improvements, Rally1 cars will be using 100 per cent sustainable fuel and work is also ongoing to achieve greater sustainability in the organisation of each round of the series. I look forward to an exciting season!”
WRC Promoter managing director Jona Siebel said
Tonight we’ve seen what the future of the WRC looks like,” he added. “I applaud the manufacturers’ hard work and commitment in readying these amazing and innovative Rally1 cars for the WRC’s new era.
“This evening was a marvellous opportunity to showcase the WRC and exhibit the strong desire to create an environment where both fiercely competitive motorsport and the planet can thrive together.”
The NTT IndyCar Series and PeopleReady announced on Thursday that they are launching the Force For Good challenge
The new partnership will see the first driver to win on an oval, road course and street circuit receive $1 million with $500,000 of that going to their chosen charity while they take home the other $500K.
Speaking about the announcement, Penske Entertainment Corporation President and CEO Mark Miles said:
The PeopleReady Force for Good Challenge will help drive home PeopleReady’s mission to connect people and work as a force for good in the communities they serve while highlighting the skill of NTT INDYCAR SERIES teams and drivers and our collective commitment to helping others. “This program will keep fans engaged all season and continue to raise vital awareness for a variety of worthy charities.”
PeopleReady President and COO, Taryn Owen said:
Our partnership with INDYCAR will accelerate our ability to put work and workforces within reach by raising awareness with race fans. “We are excited to challenge all NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers to compete for the grand prize of $1 million and provide them with the opportunity to give back to a charity they are passionate about.”