For the first time since this year’s Indianapolis 500, team-mates Sébastien Bourdais and Katherine Legge will be able to compete together after Dragon Racing secured the use of an additional Chevrolet engine for the upcoming championship round at Sonoma Raceway.
The pair had been part of a two-car line-up at the start of the season, but when Dragon dumped its original engine provider Lotus in favour of Chevrolet early in the season, Chevrolet found itself unable to allocate engines to both drivers at once.
This left the team down to a one-car effort for the remainder of the season, with Bourdais driving the road course events, while Legge would tackle the oval races.
But Chevrolet has managed to allocate an additional engine to the Jay Penske-run team, meaning both Bourdais and Legge will take to the twists and turns of Sonoma later this month.
“I am extremely grateful to Chevrolet for making this second engine available so we can return to a full team effort in Sonoma,” Penske said.
“When we began the season at St Pete it was our plan to run a full season with both the #6 and #7 entries, but due to circumstances beyond our control we had to reduce the effort to one car. We are really looking forward to competing in Sonoma.”
At this stage, the deal is just a one-off. Dragon Racing will return to its one-car effort for the penultimate race at Baltimore in early September, while Legge will take over the controls for the season finale at Fontana two weeks later.