Dragon Racing announced Sunday it has secured a second Chevrolet Indy V6 engine for the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, with Katherine Legge back on a road or street course for the first time since Brazil in April. It's the first two-car effort for Dragon since Indianapolis, when the team switched from Lotus to Chevrolet powerplants.
“I am extremely grateful to Chevrolet for making this second engine available so we can return to a full team effort in Sonoma,” said Jay Penske, owner of Dragon Racing. “When we began the season in St. Pete it was our plan to run a full season with both the No. 6 and No. 7 TrueCar Dragon Racing entries, but due to circumstances beyond our control we had to reduce the effort to one car with the driving duties being shared among Katherine (Legge) and Sebastian (Bourdais). With the team back to full strength we are all really looking forward to competing in Sonoma, the home track for our sponsors andpartners, McAfee, Microsoft, and TrueCar.”
“Obviously I'm thrilled to get back behind the wheel of my TrueCar Chevrolet in Sonoma and also to get the opportunity to test there prior to the race,” said Katherine, “We're all racers and anytime you have to sit out a race its tough, but we've been doing the best with the situation and hopefully we will be able to get the results we know we're capable of in Sonoma.”
“Sonoma is a very important market to both TrueCar and our new partner Virgin, so it was important to have Katherine back behind the wheel as part of our TrueCar Racing Women Empowered Initiative,” said Scott Painter, CEO of TrueCar. “Our women's initiative racing program is a vital part of the TrueCar fabric and a strong representation of our brand and beliefs. We couldn't be happier to see Katherine back on track in Sonoma and again in Fontana."