Takuma Sato1977-01-28 (age 44)
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Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver Graham Rahal says his exit from the 2021 Indianapolis 500 is "going to sting for a while" after the American crashed out due to a loose rear wheel.
Digital Ally will serve as sponsor for Takuma Sato’s #30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda in five IndyCar rounds this year, promoting the company’s health protection products.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced today that PeopleReady has returned as primary sponsor of two-time Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato’s entry for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
Matt Greasley will become IndyCar race engineer for Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato, following the retirement of Eddie Jones.
Scott Dixon won his sixth IndyCar championship ahead of Josef Newgarden who matched him on win count but fell short on points. Here’s how the final standings played out.
Two-time Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda for his fourth straight year, it was announced today.
Takuma Sato says his second Indianapolis 500 win was not about avenging his defeat by Ganassi in 2012, but satisfaction in delivering victory for his current team owners.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda is aiming to retain its latest Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato, but team founder and co-owner Bobby Rahal says he’s looking forward to a “normal schedule” in 2021 and for regular double-headers to be a thing of the past.
Takuma Sato, winner of the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500, says he was having to juggle the fuel mixture in his #30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda to keep ahead of Scott Dixon and ensure he had enough fuel to make it to the end of the race.
This weekend’s fourth round of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge, to be held on Twin-Ring Motegi’s oval course, will feature the series debuts of Takuma Sato, Helio Castroneves, Kyle Busch and Rinus VeeKay.
An exhilarated Takuma Sato said that the support he received from several directions since the Pocono wreck helped make his IndyCar victory at World Wide Technology Raceway all the more special.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has felt moved to back its driver Takuma Sato over last Sunday’s Lap 1 five-car shunt at Pocono Raceway, following which the majority but not all expert opinion went against the 2017 Indy 500 winner.
Neither third-placed Sebastien Bourdais, who ran the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on a rare two-stop strategy, nor runner-up Scott Dixon believe there was any way to beat eventual winner Takuma Sato on Sunday.
Takuma Sato, who scored his fourth NTT IndyCar Series win at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, said that his domination of the event was unexpected – and he wished he could have avoided a late-race off-course excursion.
Takuma Sato scored the fourth victory of his NTT IndyCar Series career at Barber Motorsports Park, surviving a major off-course excursion in the closing laps to hold off Scott Dixon and Sebastien Bourdais.
Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal hinted at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda’s potential for this afternoon’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg after going 1-2 in the Sunday morning warm-up.
Takuma Sato scored the third IndyCar win of his career after a crazy race at Portland that saw Scott Dixon salvage fifth well ahead of Alexander Rossi despite dropping to the back of the field, and the Penske drivers’ title hopes effectively extinguished.
Race engineer Leena Gade, who abruptly left the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team last month, has met with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Bobby Rahal has confirmed to Motorsport.com.
Graham Rahal believes the layout of the Long Beach track will accentuate the qualities of the IndyCar aerokit and that that the increased terminal speeds will enhance the racing.
Ten IndyCar drivers will be part of the lineup for this year’s Kart4Kids event on Wednesday which will raise money for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Bobby Rahal says Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s stunning oval debut with the new universal aerokit in last week’s test at Phoenix validated the team’s off-track work since the 2017 season ended.
Takuma Sato and Will Power repeated their afternoon form with the top two times in IndyCar's fourth and final three-hour session at ISM Raceway, while four-time champion Scott Dixon had a rare spin and clipped the wall.
The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda duo of Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato finished 1-2 in the three-hour evening-night session at ISM Raceway in Phoenix.
In recognition of their victory together in last year, Takuma Sato and Andretti Autosport team owner Michael Andretti have each received miniature BorgWarner Championship trophies, known as "Baby Borgs".
Reigning Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato says that Honda and BorgWarner gave him a unique opportunity to share his “incredible feeling” with his loyal home fans.
The 82-year-old Borg-Warner Trophy is being transported to Japan today, to help Honda celebrate Takuma Sato becoming the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500.
Mark Miles, CEO of IndyCar’s parent company Hulman & Co. says that this year’s Indy 500 featuring a victory for Takuma Sato and a starring role by Fernando Alonso have boosted the series’ presence on the world stage.
Team Penske-Chevrolet scored 10 victories in the 17-race 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, but remarkably there were still 10 different race winners and the finale featured four realistic title contenders. David Malsher assesses the elite.
Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the 2018 IndyCar season, it has been announced.
Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi scored his first-ever pole position in the IndyCar Series
Takuma Sato, who will start tomorrow’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono from pole position, admitted to nerves when teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay shunted just before his own qualifying attempt.
Nine races down, eight to go, and the usual suspects are starting to assert themselves in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series after a very open start to the season. But certain statistical anomalies could have far-reaching effects, says David Malsher.
Takuma Sato and Ryan Hunter-Reay will lead the field to the green for this afternoon’s second race at Belle Isle in Detroit.
Takuma Sato’s race engineer Garrett Mothersead believes his Indy 500 win has made him a strong contender for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Takuma Sato says he hopes his Indianapolis 500 victory will inspire the next generation of Japanese drivers to pursue careers in IndyCar.
Takuma Sato said winning his duel with Helio Castroneves to grab the 101st Indianapolis 500 was bolstered by self-belief and belief in his car, despite a slow pitstop that dropped him down the field.
Helio Castroneves came within arm's reach of his fourth Indianapolis 500 victory, but crossed the finish line as the runner-up for the third time in his career.
Takuma Sato became the third Indy 500 winner for Andretti Autosport in four years after defeating Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves in an 11-lap shootout, while Fernando Alonso retired from seventh place when his engine blew.
Takuma Sato gives his side of the story about the classic final lap of the 96th Indy 500 when he tried to snatch victory from Dario Franchitti.