HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA


25 April 2016

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES

HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA

BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK (ALABAMA) APRIL 24, 2016

Simon Pagenaud Wins at Barber

• Second consecutive victory for Pagenaud, who has finished first or second in the first four races of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season

• Pagenaud continues to lead standings as series moves to Indianapolis for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

• Josef Newgarden finishes third to give Chevrolet two podium finishers

• Chevrolet IndyCar drivers captured four of top-five and eight of top-10 finishing positions BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 24, 2016)

Simon Pagenaud and the No. 22 Chevrolet team are on a roll. Starting from the pole, the driver of the No. 22 PPG Automotive Finishes Team Penske Chevy led 84 laps of the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on the way to his second consecutive victory and sixth of his Verizon IndyCar Series career.

The race came down to a side-by-side battle with second-place Graham Rahal (Honda) in the closing laps of the 90-lap/207-mile race around the 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course. After exchanging the lead, Rahal was chasing Pagenaud when on-track contact with a slower car damaged Rahal's car and Pagenaud sprinted off to win by 13.7476 seconds.

Pagenaud has either won or finished second in all four races thus far in the 2016 season and with today’s win he extended his points lead to 48 points over reigning Series’ champion Scott Dixon. Dixon brought his No. 9 Target Coca-Cola Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet to the checkered in 10th position after recovering from contact in the rear of the car on the first lap.

Last year’s Barber Motorsports Park winner, Josef Newgarden, was charging in the final laps and brought the No. 21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet to the checkered flag in third place to give Team Chevy two of the three podium positions.

Chevrolet drivers captured four of the top-five in the final finishing order with Will Power claiming fourth in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet and Juan Pablo Montoya, who started last in the field after a difficult qualifying effort, came back to bring the No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet to a fifth-place finish. In total, Chevrolet IndyCar V6 drivers grabbed eight of the top-10 spots in the finishing order. Helio Castroneves, No. 3 AAA Insurance Team Penske Chevrolet, finished seventh. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan put the No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet in eighth with teammate Charlie Kimball ninth in the No. 83 Tresiba Chevrolet.

After a two-week break in the action, the teams head to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday, May 14th followed by preparations for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29.



Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach


18 April 2016

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES

TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH

STREETS OF LONG BEACH (CALIFORNIA) APRIL 17, 2016

Simon Pagenaud Leads Chevy 1-2-3-4 on Streets of Long Beach 

Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves complete podium in Grand Prix of Long Beach 

One-two finish keeps Pagenaud and Dixon one-two in standings heading to Barber Motorsports Park 

Juan Pablo Montoya finished fourth to give Chevrolet 1-2-3-4 finish

Simon Pagenaud put the No. 22 PPG Automotive Finishes Team Penske Chevrolet in the lead for the final time on lap 56 of the 80-lap Grand Prix of Long Beach and went on to claim his fifth career Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) victory. It was his first win on the Streets of Long Beach. Starting third on the grid, Pagenaud was credited with leading twice for a total of 28 laps on his way to his first victory as a Team Chevy driver.

Defending Series’ champion Scott Dixon brought the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet to the checkered flag second only 0.3032 behind the winner. The one-two finish kept the pair of Chevrolet IndyCar drivers one-two in the standings. Pole winner Helio Castroneves completed the podium of all Chevrolet drivers bringing the No. 3 Auto Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet home in third place after leading a total of 47 laps in the caution-free race. Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 2 Verizon Chevrolet was fourth in the final finishing order to complete the Bowtie 1-2-3-4 finish. In total, eight drivers of the Chevrolet Aero Kit IndyCar with fully integrated V6 engine brought home top-10 finishes. Tony Kanaan, No. 10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet finished sixth followed by Will Power, No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet in seventh place. Sebastien Bourdais, No. 11 California Baptist University KVSH Racing Chevrolet finished ninth and Josef Newgarden, No. 21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet was 10th to give Chevrolet Racing eight of the top-10 finishers in the 157.44-mile race on the 1.968, 11-turn street course in downtown Long Beach. Following Pagenaud and Dixon in the standings are Montoya in third, Castroneves in fourth and Kanaan in fifth.

Round Four of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season is scheduled for April 24 at Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama.



Phoenix International Raceway


05 April 2016

CHEVROLET RACING IN THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES

DESERT DIAMOND WEST VALLEY PHOENIX GRAND PRIX

PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY (ARIZONA)

APRIL 2, 2016 SCOTT DIXON GIVES CHIP GANASSI RACING ITS FIRST VICTORY AT PHOENIX

Four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion ties Al Unser for fourth on all-time win list.  Chevrolet drivers claim four of top-five and eight of the top-nine finishing positions in 250-lap race on oval.  Simon Pagenaud finishes second for second race in a row, takes points lead PHOENIX (April 2, 2016)

Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon led the final 155 laps to win the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix under the lights as the series returned to Phoenix International Raceway after a 10-year absence. Dixon, who qualified sixth in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, tied Al Unser for fourth on the all-time Indy car win list with 39. Unser, a four-time Indianapolis 500 winner, amassed six career wins on the 1.022-mile desert oval. Dixon surpassed Bobby Unser, Emerson Fittipaldi and Helio Castroneves for an Indy car record with a victory in his 12 consecutive season.

It also was the 101st Indy car victory for Chip Ganassi Racing and the first in any form of motorsports at Phoenix International Raceway for the team. Dixon led the Chevrolet contingent of drivers who garnered four of the top-five and eight of the top-nine places in the second race of the season. Dixon took the lead on Lap 96 from Juan Pablo Montoya, who experienced a cut tire on the No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. Montoya led 56 laps after moving to the point when pole winner Castroneves also had to pit for a cut right-front tire on the REV Group Team Penske Chevrolet. Montoya, who won the season opener on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, last month, finished ninth and Castroneves placed 11th. Team Penske teammates Simon Pagenaud and Will Power finished second and third, respectively.

It was the second consecutive runner-up finish for Pagenaud, which moved the driver of the No. 22 Devilbiss Team Penske Chevrolet to the top of the standings for the first time in his Indy car career. Tony Kanaan, a two-time winner at Phoenix International Raceway, placed fourth in the No. 10 GE LED Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. Josef Newgarden charged back from early race contact with another car to finish sixth in the No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet, while Max Chilton gained one position after qualifying eighth in the No. 8 Gallagher Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet in his first Verizon IndyCar Series oval race. Sebastien Bourdais also came back from mid-race contact to finish eighth in the No. 11 Team Hydroxycut Chevrolet.

Chevrolet drivers have captured both Verizon P1 awards, and race wins with two of 16 races on the 2016 schedule in the record books. Three races, one street course and two road courses, are on deck prior to practice beginning for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

The next Verizon IndyCar Series race is the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which Dixon won for the first time in 2015, on Sunday, April 17.



Ilmor Is Growing


17 March 2016

Following a recent order from a UK OEM for a new manufacturing project, Ilmor Engineering Limited can now proudly announce that its customer base has grown to working concurrenly with a total of ten car manufacturers.  This is across the full sepctrum of Ilmor's capabilities, including engineering projects for racing and road cars, manufacturing and testing.



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