INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, May 17, 2012) - INDYCAR, the sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series, confirmed today that it has approved an engine partner change for Dragon Racing.
The team will transfer from Lotus to Chevrolet power for the entries driven by Sebastien Bourdais and Katherine Legge. The change is effective immediately.
Lotus and Dragon Racing have worked together to find a solution they are both happy with.
"We are pleased to see this issue resolved as we head into the final practice days in advance of qualifying," said Randy Bernard, CEO, INDYCAR. "I have to thank all parties for working together to help preserve the traditions of the Indianapolis 500."
INDYCAR officials will make provisions for Legge to begin the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program today. Bourdais will need to complete an Indianapolis 500 refresher program, which can be conducted anytime the track is open for practice.