Alex Tagliani matches his qualifying effort from last year
Team owner Bryan Herta feels they accomplished the goal
With the chance to defend his 2011 Indianapolis 500 pole position, Alex Tagliani gave it everything during qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Pole Day. In what he described as ‘four of the hardest laps of my life,’ Tagliani qualified the Team Barracuda – BHA car in P11 with a four-lap average of 224.000 on Pole Day.
“Helping driving talents in climbing the steps of the motorsport ladder is one of our main aims” – Enzo Coloni
After bringing Romain Grosjean under the spotlight again in 2010, giving a crucial contribution to his momentum towards GP2 and, ultimately, Formula 1, Auto GP World Series is ready to see his graduates from the 2011 season start their climb to the higher steps of the motorsport ladder.
Bryan Herta Autosport is proud to announce that Alex Tagliani will pilot the team’s entry in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.
Last year’s Indianapolis 500 winning team sought out the Canadian driver because of his experience, technical ability and overall proficiency in the racecar. In 2011, the veteran driver earned back-to-back pole positions, first during the 95th running of the historic Indy 500 and then at Texas Motor Speedway, adding to the list of his many accomplishments as an open-wheel racer.
Additional details of BHA’s 2012 program will be announced in the coming weeks.
A partnership between Bryan Herta Autosport and Lotus Motorsport was officially unveiled today during a press conference held at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Bryan Herta was on hand for the announcement which will see the Indianapolis 500 winning team enter the IZOD IndyCar Series as a full-time participant in 2012 utilizing the Lotus V-6 powerplant.
Dixon, St. James, Tagliani Presenting at IMIS 2011 Youth Safety Conference
Known around the world as the “Racer’s Doctor” for his aggressive treatment of motorsports injuries, Dr. Terry Trammel has assembled an outstanding panel of presenters for the second Youth Safety Conference on Saturday, Dec. 10, part of the third International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) Dec. 8-10, 2011, at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.
Kimi Raikkonen’s plans for 2012 do not include formula one, according to the Finnish evening daily Ilta-Sanomat.
The report follows speculation the 2007 world champion – who left the sport at the end of 2009 to begin his forays in world rallying, NASCAR and Le Mans sportscars – recently visited the headquarters of famous British team Williams.
Montreal brings out drama
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Wild finishes pepper series’ history at legendary track. Whether it’s the big stage in sharing billing with the NASCAR Nationwide Series or the speedy track etched in the annals of Canadian racing, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve never fails to bring out the competitive spirit of the drivers.
After Eight incredible feature races today
Legends of Motorsports, a Bobby Rahal Signature Event, was at the legendary LeCircuit in Mont-Tremblant this weekend for the second event of its’ sophomore season of competition. Over 140 cars arrived for the three day weekend comprising of seven different run groups that culminated in eight races today including a one-hour Enduro Race open to all entrants.
Jacques Duval and Bobby Rahal to compete
Tagliani wins the pole for Sunday’s ICAR Grand Prix race
Less than a week from starting on the pole in the Indianapolis 500, Alex Tagliani won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the inaugural NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event at Circuit ICAR in qualifying Saturday afternoon.
Dan Wheldon wins the Indianapolis 500
Starting from the pole for the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500, Alex Tagliani kept in touch with the leaders during the first half of the 200-lap race before encountering high engine oil temperature problems. The Sam Schmidt Motorsports driver had an excellent race start, leading 20 of the first 34 laps, a stint he shared with Ganassi Racing driver Scott Dixon.
At the Indianapolis 500
Dan Wheldon, 2005 Indianapolis 500 winner and IZOD IndyCar Series champion, announced today that he will team up with the Alzheimer’s Association at this year’s centennial race to raise awareness for the disease. Driving the #98 William Rast/aigo/Curb/Big Machine/Forsythe Solutions entry for Bryan Herta Autosport, Wheldon will don the logo of the Alzheimer’s Association as he hopes to educate the public about this “silent epidemic.”
The countdown begins for fans to grab one of 226 Signature Models
Jorg Gray, an American watch brand designed to change the way we view time, today announced it will release a limited edition, signature timepiece in conjunction with brand ambassador and IndyCar driver, Alex Tagliani, to be available later this month. With only 226 (Tagliani’s qualifying speed for the 2010 Indianapolis 500) pieces being produced, the race is on to get one of the signature pieces before time runs out.
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