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Aug 13

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Aleshin parting ways

The INDYCAR team issued a statement on the decision

Mikhail AleshinThe 30-year-old is the first Russain driver to compete in the Verizon IndyCar Series, with a best finish of second place.

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced today that Mikhail Aleshin will not return to drive the No. 7 Lucas Oil Honda for the remainder of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The first Russian driver in Indy car racing will instead continue working with his sponsor, SMP Racing, in sports-car racing.

“Mikhail Aleshin, the Russian SMP Racing program driver, will not be returning to the No. 7 Honda for the remainder of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season,” the statement read. “Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and SMP Racing have mutually agreed that the Russian driver will focus on the design and development of the new BR1 LMP1 car.

The complete article here on Indycar.com

source: Indycar.com

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