Rocketsports Racing

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

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]

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 

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