IndyCar » Luczo Dragon, de Ferran announce merger

Luczo Dragon Racing and de Ferran Motorsports team up in new partnership for the 2010 season

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Don - Unregistered

February 16, 2010 9:37 PM

Great news! I've always liked Gil, and he's worked very hard to get back into Indy Car.

A Brazilian newspaper stated last week that Takuma Sato had signed with KV Racing. I would assume this is incorrect, and would expect Sato to be announced as the second driver for Gil, pairing with Raphael Matos.

Looks like KV racing's driver line up will be Mario Moraes and Ernesto Viso.

topdog - Unregistered

February 16, 2010 11:35 PM

Shame Gil couldn't find the backing to go it alone this year - hopefully the Luczo Dragon deal is a short-term fix and they can both enter under their own flags next season.

Meanwhile, Moraes and Viso on the same team should be interesting after last year's run-ins.....

Martin - Unregistered

February 17, 2010 11:46 AM

Looks like a one-car team, unless they've said anything else which hasn't been reported here? That aspect's a pity, it's still good to have Gil involved in the IRL again, and with a real improving team - Matos and the Luczo-Dragon operation looked very capable last year.

Rick - Unregistered

February 17, 2010 1:58 PM

I also think that Sato will end up in a second car for de Ferran. This has been rumored since Gil announced his desire to set up an IndyCar team some time ago.

Viso, Moraes, Sato - can you say BONZAI!

la Form

February 17, 2010 3:03 PM

The squad dismissed rumours it may run a second car this year for Graham Rahal or ex-Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato, but does hope to run more cars in the future and is even plotting an expansion into feeder series Indy Lights.


February 17, 2010 6:13 PM

This is Roger Penske's sons team. It will have additional support from DAD. Gil has a great relationship with Roger and the team should do well. I don't know of anyone who has anything bad to say about Gil. He is a true gentlemen and I wish him all the best in his efforts.

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