04.09.2018 DALLARA NOTCHES UP ITS 300TH INDYCAR SERIES WIN

DALLARA 300 INDYCAR SERIES WINS - PORTLAND 2018

Italian racecar constructor Dallara notched up its 300th victory in the IndyCar Series last Sunday in Portland with Takuma Sato winning with an average speed of 103 mph, beating Ryan Hunter-Reay and Sebastien Bourdais.

Italian racecar constructor Dallara notched up its 300th victory in the IndyCar Series last Sunday in Portland with Takuma Sato winning with an average speed of 103 mph, beating Ryan Hunter-Reay and Sebastien Bourdais.

A important milestone for the Italian company which first started competing in this championship back in 1997. Since 2005, Dallara has been the sole supplier of all the chassis in the championship.

The cars, made in carbon fibre (weighing 750 kg including driver and fuel) are equipped with two types of engines, Honda and Toyota, which both produce around 700 horsepower.

Andrea Toso, Head of Vehicle Dynamics and US Racing Business Leader in Dallara, commented on this important milestone: "Over the past 21 years the ride has not been easy because the competition from 1997 until 2005 with other manufacturers was tight and intense.

" From 2005 to 2018, the responsibilities have increased further because Dallara has to guarantee uniformity of products to all the teams without exception and respond promptly and decisively to the innovations that gradually arise: new circuits, new engine specifications, transmission, brakes, cooling, new safety requirements, and new drivers," he continued.

" Dallara today is a highly respected member of the IndyCar community that includes drivers, mechanics, engineers, owners, system and plant suppliers, engine suppliers, event organizers and especially IndyCar itself: we all work together in the ultimate interest of the series, to ensure high quality racing in an increasingly detailed and refined safety environment," Tosa concluded.

Takuma Sato with this victory marks a deep bond between the Parma based company and the IndyCar. “When in 1997 our cars began to race in IndyCar [at the time the name was Indy Racing League] I could not even imagine to ever win 300 races in the series," says Dallara's founder and owner, Giampaolo Dallara. "It is an unbelievable result and I have to thank my collaborators, the teams, the drivers and IndyCar who believed in us”

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