RSR Racing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Rocketsports Racing)
Jump to: navigation, search

Rocketsports Racing is a motor racing team from the United States based in East Lansing, Michigan.

Team history[edit]

Rocketsports was founded in 1985 by racing driver Paul Gentilozzi to compete in the Trans-Am series. It competed in Trans-Am until 2004, when the championship was cancelled, and achieved 57 outright wins in 20 years. It has also raced in the IMSA sports car racing championship.

Rocketsports joined Champ Car in 2003 with driver Alex Tagliani, who scored the team's only victory at Road America in 2004. In 2005 and 2006 the team fielded cars for pay drivers and frequently changed drivers. In 2007, Tagliani returned full-time and the team shared technical information with RuSPORT. This alliance was dubbed RSPORTS, and took a race win with RuSPORT's Justin Wilson. However, the alliance ended at the end of the season. In 2008, following the unification of Champ Car and the IRL, Rocketsports announced that it would not transition to the IndyCar Series. They did compete in the Champ Car finale at Long Beach Grand Prix, with drivers Antônio Pizzonia, who competed for Rocketsports at Long Beach in 2006, and Juho Annala.[1]

Since the demise of Champ Car, Rocketsports has competed in the revived Trans-Am Series with driver Tomy Drissi, winning the 2009 championship.[2]

In 2010, Jaguar announced the company would enter the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans with the JaguarRSR XKR GT2 built by Rocketsports Racing.[3]

Drivers that have competed for Rocketsports in Champ Car[edit]

Racing results[edit]

Complete CART / Champ Car World Series results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
2003 Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8t STP MTY LBH BRH LAU MIL LAG POR CLE TOR VAN ROA MDO MTL DEN MIA MXC SFR
Canada Alex Tagliani 33 19 3 10 8 18 5 14 3 8 17 14 3 6 4* 9 13 16 7
2004 Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8t LBH MTY MIL POR CLE TOR VAN ROA DEN MTL LAG LSV SFR MXC
Canada Alex Tagliani 8 8 5 13 7 3 7 7 1* 10 7 6 16 19 11
France Nelson Philippe 17 13 10 14 15 10
United States Memo Gidley 16 11
United Kingdom Guy Smith 10 18 16 9 17 9 17
2005 Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8t LBH MTY MIL POR CLE TOR EDM SJO DEN MTL LSV SRF MXC
Germany Timo Glock 8 6 11 9 10 10 7 13 6 13 2 8 6 5
United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 31 13 7 17 15 18 6 16 14 6 12 10
United States Michael McDowell 12 11
2006 Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8t LBH HOU MTY MIL POR CLE TOR EDM SJO DEN MTL ROA SRF MXC
Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli 8 17 15 10 17 17 17 10 12 6
Mexico Mario Domínguez 12 2 17
Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 10
18 11 10 12
Estonia Tõnis Kasemets 16 12 15 11 17
2007 Panoz DP01 Cosworth XFE V8t LSV LBH HOU POR CLE MTT TOR EDM SJO ROA ZOL ASN SFR MXC
Canada Alex Tagliani 8 9 15 7 13

Complete IndyCar Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
2008 Panoz DP01 Cosworth XFE V8t HMS STP MOT LBH KAN INDY MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO EDM KTY SNM DET CHI SRF1
Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 9 16
Finland Juho Annala 10 18
1 Non-points-paying, exhibition race.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rocketsports confirms swansong line-up, Crash.net, April 8, 2008
  2. ^ Trans-Am Wraps 2009 Season at Road America This Weekend, Sports Car Club of America, September 19, 2009, Retrieved 2009-10-02
  3. ^ Abuelsamid, Sam (February 4, 2010), Jaguar returns to Le Mans with GT2 XKR, autoblog.com, retrieved February 4, 2010 

External links[edit]


2008 Champ Car season
NHL Forsythe/Pettit Minardi Australia Rocketsports Coyne PKV PCM Conquest
Wilson
Rahal
Tracy
7 TBA
4 TBA
14 Doornbos
Power
15 TBA
Bernoldi 11 TBA
19 TBA
21 TBA
22 Servià
28 TBA
29 Figge
24 Perera
34 TBA
Long Beach - Houston - Laguna Seca - Zolder - Jerez - Cleveland - Mont-Tremblant - Toronto - Edmonton - Portland - Road America - Assen - Surfers Paradise - Mexico City