Team Australia grows
TEAM Australia has announced that it will campaign three cars in this weekend's Lexmark Indy 300 on the streets of the Gold Coast ? the 12th round of the this year's Champ Car World Series.
The team's third car will be driven by Toowoomba native Will Power, who has impressed many critics recently with his performances in European-based open-wheel racing.
Power has been signed to a three-year deal with Team Australia and will join Gold Coaster Marcus Marshall and Canadian Alex Tagliani as part of the Green and Gold machine in Surfers Paradise.
Team Australia will campaign a Ford-powered Lola for Power which has been put together at the team's base in Indianapolis under the watchful eye of team co-owner Derrick Walker.
Team Australia co-owner and Queensland businessman Craig Gore says that he is delighted to welcome new driver Power to Team Australia, which is set to be the focus for this year's Indy.
"We have been toying with the idea of running three cars at the Lexmark Indy 300 for sometime and when Will made himself available we jumped at the chance," Gore said this week.
"We have extended that further by securing him to a three-year contract. Will has had the opportunity to test with us and has done an impressive job.
"It is great that we not only have an Australian in a third car, but to have a Queenslander as well is a bonus."