Sato joins OAK Racing for team’s LMP1 comeback with HPD in Asia…

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28/09/2012 — 13h13

Bernard Bakalian — BAKALIAN — PAB

Takuma will make his sports-prototype with OAK Racing at the FIA World Championship rounds in Asia October when the team to the LMP1 class following its to Honda Performance Development

Now contesting the IndyCar Series Rahal Letterman Lanigan Sato is best known for an F1 that spanned 92 appearances 2002 and ’08.

And the 35-year-old ace has now been lined up to contest the final two rounds at Fuji October) and Shanghai (27/28) the Onroak Automotive designed and #15 OAK/Pescarolo LMP1, which is now by HPD’s proven AR6-LMV8

The team’s regular LMP1 Bertrand Baguette and Dominik will also return to the cockpit alongside Sato in after completing the British, and Bahraini rounds aboard the #35 2012 LMP2.

Sato the car during a shakedown at Magny-Cours in France yesterday (Thursday) the new HPD engine and OAK LMP1 chassis tested together for the first A further full day of running is for Friday when Sato have more time to himself with the car.

While the majority of OAK Racing’s are currently in the Middle East for weekend’s Six Hours of Bahrain, the team will use their in France to thoroughly evaluate the new package, which includes an aerodynamic set-up for the long at Fuji, before travelling to where a further test is planned for October 10.

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Takuma Sato . “Working OAK Racing is an opportunity that has excited and motivated me. I’ve my entire career racing and obviously the LMP1 feels to those, but my initial impressions are good and I am thrilled by this new experience. I’ve known Seb for a long time, since he was in Japan actually, so it will be to work with him again and gives me a lot of confidence in the team.

was only a shakedown of the OAK-HPD package but everything went to As well as the new engine the team has an aero package to evaluate, so will be plenty of work to get on Friday and then during at Fuji on October 10. I’ve got a lot to before the race but I am really forward to the weekend and seeing the enthusiastic Japanese fans. The will receive a great there and it will be fantastic to in front of my home crowd

Sebastien Philippe, Team . “I am delighted that will be joining us for the Asian We first met in 2000 when we both F3 drivers for Honda so I first-hand experience of just how and talented he is. On top of that he’s a nice guy to have around the so I have no doubts that he can a significant contribution to the team and our programme.

“As for the shakedown, everything has so far run The Design Office has worked hard to adapt the car in preparation for the HPD engine. We are all looking forward to the results in Fuji.”

Jeff Carter (from OAK press release)

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