Trulli announces Duran for second Formula E season

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Trulli Formula E has announced that Salvador Duran will be racing for the team in the second FIA Formula E season, switching from Aguri.

Duran made his debut in the electric-powered championship at the Punta del Este ePrix last December and remained with Amlin Aguri for the remainder of the season, scoring 13 points from eight starts.

After testing with Team Aguri at Donington Park two weeks ago, the Mexican driver has now joined Jarno Trulli’s eponymous team for 2015/2016 season as the Italian’s replacement.

“I’m very happy to join the Trulli team and I’m super excited about the new season and Trulli’s new powertrain Motomatica JT-01,” Duran said.

“I’m hoping that we can be contending for the front positions and can’t wait to do my first test.”

The team is yet to debut its new car in pre-season testing, but is planning to get out on track for the final day of running at Donington Park on Tuesday with Duran and Vitantonio Liuzzi.

Liuzzi is yet to officially be confirmed by the team, but looks likely to retain his seat after racing in five rounds last year.

In other Formula E news, Robin Frijns and IndyCar driver Stefano Coletti are both due to test this week, running with Amlin Andretti and Team Aguri respectively.

Hildebrand enters Indy 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

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INDIANAPOLIS — J.R. Hildebrand will race in the Indianapolis 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in a second entry dedicated to the late Dan Gurney.

Hildebrand will pilot the No. 48 as a nod to the number used by Gurney, a racer, car builder and team owner who died in 2018. Hildebrand will be teammates with Sage Karam and his car will be sponsored by Salesforce.com.

Hildebrand has eight previous Indy 500 starts and was leading on the final lap as a rookie in 2011 when he crashed in the final turn. Dan Wheldon slipped past for the victory and Hildebrand finished second.

Hildebrand also drove for DRR last season.

DRR is also fielding the #24 Chevrolet in this year’s Indy 500 for Sage Karam.