European race outings for Rahal

INDYCAR LEGEND Bobby Rahal will bring his Chevron B16 to Europe this summer and plans to run it in the World Sportscar Masters race at July’s Silverstone Classic.

Rahal, now 55, also plans to compete in the Masters series in his BGD-powered Lola T290, tackling the Proto 70s race at the Algarve circuit in Portugal in October.

“I really do enjoy European historic racing,” said Rahal, winner of the 1986 Indianapolis 500. “We hope to be quick in both WSM in the Chevron and in Proto 70s with the Lola, but that is not to underestimate the opposition. Above all, I just want to be part of an enjoyable group of like-minded racers.”

Rahal first raced in Europe in the late 1970s in Formula 2 and F3 before embarking on a successful Indycar career. In 2000 he was CEO of CART and then became Jaguar F1 team principal for 2001.