NEWS & RACES
2020.03.27Month of May — Rescheduled
The Indianapolis 500 has been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) announced today. The official green flag timethe of the 104th edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will be announced at a later date.
2020.03.24INDYCAR is going racing again, virtually that is.
INDIANAPOLIS (March 20, 2020) – INDYCAR is going racing again, virtually that is.
INDYCAR and iRacing, the world’s premier motorsports racing simulation, are partnering to currently stage six virtual races featuring a lineup of current and former NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers and possibly some special guests beginning Saturday, March 28.
The inaugural INDYCAR iRacing Challenge race will be selected by bracket voting by fans starting today, March 20th. The opening race will be followed by Barber Motorsports Park (April 4), driver’s choice (April 11), random draw (April 18), Circuit of The Americas (April 26) and a non-INDYCAR “dream” track (May 2).
2020.03.14GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Road Course on 9 May will be the 2020 season-opening race.
It was announced by INDYCAR that they had made decision to cancel all NTT INDYCAR SERIES events through April, from St. Petersburg Street Circuit through COTA (Circuit of The America) in Austin.
We are all disappointed very much because of Team Goh’s 1st time challenge in open-wheel racing, but it was quite right decision since the safety of INDYCAR’s fans, participants, staff, partners, and media is the top priority.
GMR Grand Prix to take place on 9 May is supposed to be the season-opening race of NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2020 at this point of time.
2020.03.13No Spectator for Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
It was announced that Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be closed to spectator and limited to essential personnel only. On-track session will be limited on Saturday and Sunday. Detailed schedule will be announced later.
2020.03.08NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2020 to be lively broadcasted by GAORA
In Japan, all races of INDYCAR SERIES 2020 are to be lively broadcasted by GAORA. Please check it and do not miss it. Commentary for the 1st round at St. Petersburg on March 15 will be provided by Hideshi Matsuda.
2020.03.03The Last Testing before the Season-Opening Race was Done at Sebring
The last test session before the 2020 season-opening race was done at Sebring International Speedway.
2020.02.16Alex Palou’s first oval test at Texas Motor Speedway went successful
Alex Palou’s first oval test at Texas Motor Speedway today was a success with the rookie turning 125 laps. To say he simply enjoyed it would be an understatement.
Alex Palou: “It was a crazy experience and I loved it! It’s awesome to drive on an oval.”
“It was crazier than what I expected, but it was also more fun than what I expected. At first, it was quite eye-opening because of the banking, and the speed, because everything is so quick. ”
“But you have to take it step by step. All you need are small details to make the car better and make your line better. We went from going slowly, building up my confidence to going out on a new tire run. It felt great.”
“I know it’s going to be really different when we come back here in the summer, it will be hot with lots of cars around, but for the first day I think it was perfect.”
“I can’t wait to go oval racing. I was already really excited to go oval racing because I thought I would like it, but I like it even more than what I thought. It’s just awesome to be able race on ovals this year.”
2020.02.14Alex Palou Ninth Quickest in First Official NTT INDYCAR SERIES Test
Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh rookie Alex Palou completed his first official NTT INDYCAR SERIES test on Wednesday at Circuit of the Americas by placing ninth in the 27-car field.
After weather wreaked havoc on Tuesday’s test day, the driver of the gray and hot pink #55 entry, was finally able to turn laps at full speed on Wednesday once the skies cleared and the temperatures started rising.
Palou completed 60 laps and registered a fastest lap time of 1:47.707. While building his confidence behind the wheel of his Honda powered machine, he collected important information that will be useful throughout the season and for when the team returns to the 3.41-mile, 20-turn road course in April for the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge.
“It was a really good test at Circuit of the Americas today. It was a bit of a shame that the weather prevented us to run yesterday and this morning, so the afternoon was busy,” shared Palou. “It was a lot of fun. We tested a lot of stuff and we learned a lot. I also got confident with the car and the team. It was a very productive test. I think it’s the start of a good year. (About driving with the aeroscreen) I think it’s really good. I expected the visibility to be worse but no, it was perfectly fine.”
Palou will next be getting his first taste of an Indy car on an oval this Friday as he and the Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh squad head to Texas Motor Speedway for the Spaniard’s rookie orientation.
2019.12.19Team Goh enters INDYCAR SERIES 2020 as Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh
～Spanish Driver Alex Palou joins full-time～
TEAM GOH MOTORSPORTS INC. is pleased to announce a collaborative programme in conjunction with Dale Coyne Racing which will see Team Goh compete in the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES as “Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh”. The North American championship includes the legendry Indianapolis 500 which is renowned as being one of the prestigious Triple Crown events in motorsport.
Many years of international competition have formed a major part of Team Goh’s motorsport success which includes the overall win of the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2004. However, following a ten year absence the team returned to the grid in 2019 to compete in the Japanese Super GT championship. Now in 2020 Team Goh takes on a new challenge which sees a long-term friendship between former racing driver Dale Coyne and team owner Kazumichi Goh combining in order to compete at the premier level of open-wheel racing in North America, in the NTT IndyCar Series.
Alex Palou will be joining the team as their full time driver after competing for Team Goh last season in the Japanese Super GT300 Championship. He also competed in the Japanese Super Formula Championship for which he was awarded 2019 Rookie of the Year.