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Norfolk-based firm confirms race plans

Lotus has confirmed it will return to the Indycar racing series on 14 March at Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Although full details are yet to be confirmed, it is expected a Lotus-branded team will run two cars in the championship under the Team Lotus USA banner. They will be Dallara built and Honda powered.

Lotus entered the Indy 500 between 1963 and 1969 and won the American showpiece event with Jim Clark in 1965.

Currently Honda supplies the 3.5-litre V8 powerplants in Indycar, but Lotus is said to be considering a bid to takeover the supply when Honda's contract ends in 2011.

The Lotus Indycar team will have no links to the F1 project.

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mattrule 21 May 2010

Re: Lotus to return to Indycar racing

the lotus is really a great engine supplier. do not know to what extent they might succeed in this one. just a few days back got myself a 1965 chevelle and the engine performance is really great on this beauty.

shomann 4 March 2010

Re: Lotus to return to Indycar racing

The rumor is that Lotus will be involved with KV Racing and Sato. Whether KVRT becomes Lotus Indy Racing and controls both Sato and Viso is unclear. Lotus to also make a run as an IndyCar engine supplier for next formula?

TheWizardWeb 2 March 2010

Re: Lotus to return to Indycar racing

disco.stu wrote:
other than the name 'Lotus' and the fact they all use the badge with Colin Chapman's initials?

Lotus F1 don't use that badge. They use a green background with a yellow stripe down the middle. Same oval shape though.

I think Lotus Indycar and Lotus GT racing are Lotus Cars projects; Lotus being owned by Proton who are part of the consortium backing the 1Malaysia F1 team who trade under the Lotus name.