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Sato gets prepped for Borg-Warner Trophy bust to get sculpted (PHOTOS)

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It’s that time of year again – except a little earlier.

This year’s 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil champion, Takuma Sato, paid a visit to Tryon, N.C. this week to get the process going for his face and likeness to be revealed on the Borg-Warner Trophy.

He met with sculptor William Behrends at his studio; Behrends will create his image to get added to the Borg-Warner Trophy, and unveiled in October at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

This is a first step in the process that sees the silver image added to the trophy.

Sato posted a few tweets about this this week.

A full gallery is below. All photos: Scott LePage/LAT for BorgWarner

5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage
5 September 2017
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato sitting for Borg-Warner Trophy bust at William Behrends studio. Tryon, North Carolina USA
©2017, Scott R LePage

 

Montreal Mayor cancels Formula E’s planned season four finale

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New Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has cancelled the FIA Formula E Championship’s planned season four finale, which was set for two races on July 28 and 29, 2018, citing what was termed a “financial fiasco.”

Plante was elected to replace Denis Coderre in the role, and didn’t follow Coderre’s support of the event.

She announced the news today citing financial and logistical challenges she didn’t feel the city could overcome.

Via a report in the CBC, Plante’s administration estimated a potential cost of up to $35 million would needed to be paid by the city’s taxpayers for the event’s second running. Additionally, a nonprofit organization reportedly owes creditors some $9.5 million.

Plante revealed details today in a series of messages posted on Twitter, which you can see in order below.

A Formula E spokesperson supplied a statement of the surprise news to e-racing365.com:

Formula E’s fourth season underwent one calendar change with a return to Punta Del Este, Uruguay replacing a cancelled race in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Whether a replacement can be sourced for this race weekend will now remain to be seen.