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Team PBIR forms Indy Lights race academy

Team PBIR has announced that it will form a driver academy to assist drivers into the full time world of motorsports.

Beginning this week, Firestone Indy Lights outfit Team PBIR will host six drivers - five Americans and an Irishman - helping them with everything from media skills and driver presentation to evaluating their skills behind the wheel of Formula BMW and Firestone Indy Lights cars at Putnum Park near Indianapolis.

The drivers - Ben Jopling, Race Johnson, Nic Le Duc, Steve Lewandowski, Niall Quinn and Jonathan Summerton - will also get a fitness programme lecture from Jim Leo of PitFit, which provides fitness training for drivers in the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights.

"I am delighted to be able to do this for these drivers this week and provide an opportunity for them while the team readies itself for the opening round of the Firestone Indy Lights Championship at St Petersburg on 28 March," said team co-owner Ron Dixon.



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