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TAKUMA SATO RUMORS & GOSSIP

IndyCar: Tough Season for Takuma Sato Continues in Race No. 1 at Toronto

TORONTO- Last year, Takuma Sato was in the midst of bringing A.J. Foyt Racing back to prominence. He took the team back to victory lane for the first time in over a decade at Long Beach and held the Verizon IndyCar Series points lead heading to the Indianapolis 500. Since, it’s all been downhill for the Japanese driver. He had one top 10 through the remainder of the 2013 season...
Via Race Review Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Takuma Sato Quick in Both Practices at Pocono

Pocono, PA- It’s been a struggle recently for A.J. Foyt Racing’s Takuma Sato. They haven’t finished in the top 15 in the last six races as he has finishes of 19th, 18th, 18th, 18th, 22nd and 19th respectively since the Indianapolis 500. But, they seem to have things possibly figured out this weekend at the Pocono Raceway as Sato was very quick in both Verizon IndyCar Series...
Via Race Review Online
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Takuma Sato to auction off helmet to raise money for “With You Japan”

Following the Indianapolis 500, Takuma Sato will be auctioning off his helmet that has been specially designed for the race weekend to raise money for the “With You Japan” charity. Sato founded the charity to help people in the country following the tsunami in 2011. “I think this helmet design is really cool, so I am looking forward to challenging in the Indy 500 with it...
Via On Pit Road
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Takuma Sato hoping to repeat last year’s victory at Long Beach

Last year, Takuma Sato made headlines when he became the first Japanese driver to win a Verizon IndyCar Series. After a season of success under his belt, Sato returns to the sight of that first win. “It was a very special day for me, so going back there I feel good and confident,” he said. “We should be able to show a strong performance again.” Sato added that the win last...
Via On Pit Road
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Takuma Sato looks to build on last season’s success

Last year, Takuma Sato kicked off the season with a solid first half, including a win at Long Beach. However as he got into the second half of the year with A.J. Foyt Racing, the results weren’t as hot. “We had a little up and down.  There was some unfortunate things,” Sato said. “Like you said, first half the season was really competitive, going everything well up until...
Via On Pit Road
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Takuma Sato suffers engine penalty

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has confirmed via Twitter that Takuma Sato will be the fourth driver to be penalized 10 spots on the starting grid for tomorrow night's Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway (8 pm ET, NBC Sports Network).The penalty is due to an unapproved engine change after Sato's Honda powerplant appeared to let go in the final minutes of tonight's practice...
Via Indy Racing Revolution
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss
LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS

Japanese announcers excitedly call Indy 500

To some, auto racing is just a bunch of left turns. To others, it consists of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. These Japanese television announcers definitely fall into the second category. Japanese driver Takuma Sato had a chance to win it as he trailed eventual-winner Dario Franchitti on the race’s final lap. Sato, known by wheelheads (cool new nickname for racing...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Takuma Sato on the rise as '500' looms

Japanese pilot notches first IndyCar podium at Sao PauloOne figures that a bit of relief came over Takuma Sato as he raced across the Sambadromo and past the checkered flag in Sunday's Sao Paulo Indy 300.Two weeks after losing out on his first podium finish in the IZOD IndyCar Series thanks to a last-lap incident with Ryan Hunter-Reay, the former Formula One standout was staring...
Via Indy Racing Revolution
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Japan's Sato signs with team owner Bobby Rahal

Japanese driver Takuma Sato, who competed in Formula One from 2002-08 before moving to IndyCar in 2010, signed Friday with IndyCar team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Sato spent one season with Jordan, three with British American Racing and three with Super Aguri F1. He drove for KV Racing Technology the last two seasons in IndyCar. ''Rahal Letterman Racing has a proud...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Takuma Sato official at Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Takuma Sato's move to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series championship is now official, with Honda Motorsports announcing the deal this morning according to the Associated Press.The former Formula One racer will enter his third season in IndyCar after spending the last two with KV Racing Technology, where he earned two poles, three top-5s and eight...
Via Indy Racing Revolution
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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