Bernard also said that it remained a possibility that the series will return to the Milwaukee Mile on June 17, and that he was confident that the Baltimore GP would take place despite a breakdown in relations between the city authorities and race promoter Baltimore Racing Development over unpaid bills.
Report: Bridgestone to stay with Indy Lights
According to a report in Tire Business
magazine, the American division of tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has reversed its decision to pull out of the Indy Lights championship, the feeder series for the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Bridgestone rocked the US open wheel racing world last March by announcing it was pulling out of the sport
altogether, but was soon persuaded to remain with IndyCar through to 2013
while insisting that it would still end its involvement as Indy Lights series sponsor and tyre provider.
It now appears that the series organisers have managed to agree a one-year extension to Bridgestone's involvement with Indy Lights, while continuing to negotiate over future years. Terms and conditions of the deal were not known.
Unser Jr. drink-driving charges upgraded
The prosecutors in the case of Al Unser Jr.'s driving-while-intoxicated
(DWI) case were last week granted permission to upgrade the charges that the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner is to face in court.
The charges have been changed from aggravated DWI1 to aggravated DWI2, with a court date of March 5 set.
Unser had previously pleaded guilty to the lesser charges. He was not in court for the latest motions as his appearance had been waived.