The IRL's new committee aims to ensure teams have no tech excuses for getting beaten. (LAT photo)
IZOD IndyCar Series teams will no longer be able to keep technical information that is supposed to be common knowledge from one another following the launch of the league's new Technical Review Committee.
The group was formed by the Indy Racing League in the wake of controversy surrounding Penske, which is understood to have been given permission to run a damper setup for road courses which other teams believed was illegal. Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Penske's main rival, led the complaints last weekend in Long Beach.
"We were clearly misled and maybe lied to," said Ganassi managing director Mike Hull. "We were told in August 2008 that ride control could not be used and if it was found it would be taken off."
Penske, which has a sister company that specializes in racing dampers and shock absorbers, has stayed quiet on the matter, but IndyCar bosses have now clarified that all proposals put forward by teams will be made available to their rivals.