IndyCar - Legge Signs With Dragon And TrueCar
Indianapolis, Jan. 18, 2012: "I am beyond proud to be joining the TrueCar Racing Team," says Katherine Legge of her return to open-wheel.
"From all of the talented TrueCar employees, to their partners and dealers, we are all on the same mission - to empower drivers like myself and my teammates to become champions in racing, while similarly empowering women across America to become confident car-buyers through TrueCar and their outstanding certified dealers," Legge explained.
Dragon Racing announced as a member of the Lotus Racing family; the team will race using Lotus' John Judd-designed and built V6 2.2-liter twin turbo engines.
Jay Penske, team owner/manager of Dragon Racing and founder, chairman and CEO of Penske Media Corp said of the TrueCar affiliation, "I am extremely excited and proud to partner with Lotus Cars and TrueCar. The combination of having the technical suppler of Lotus as a factory team, the financial backing of a game-changing company like TrueCar as a primary sponsor - and the unquestionable driving skills of Katherine and Sebastien (Bourdais, her teammate) - marks us as a force to be reckoned with in 2012."
"Katherine Legge brings such amazing drive, determination and excellence to the TrueCar Racing Team," said Charles Kim, TrueCar's head of motorsports. "She has excelled at every level of racing in which she has competed, and is truly an inspiration to both men and women on and off the track. We expect 2012," he intoned, "to be her biggest year yet as she returns to the US open-wheel racing scene in her debut IZOD IndyCar Series season."
TrueCar founder and CEO Scott Painter admitted he and his company are "excited about our partnership with Dragon Racing and Lotus. Together we are going to make a very bold statement both on and off the track in 2012 and beyond."