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Arden confirms GP3 line-up ahead of 2017 season

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Arden has confirmed that Leonardo Pulcini and Steijn Schothorst will join Red Bull junior Niko Kari in its GP3 line-up for the 2017 season.

GP3 acts as the third rung on the single-seater ladder below GP2 and Formula 1, and has produced a number of top-name grand prix racers including Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz Jr.

Arden confirmed earlier this week that Pulcini and Schothorst would complete its line-up for the 2017 season.

Schothorst raced in GP3 last year with Campos, claiming two top-five finishes en route to 13th place in the standings, as well as appearing in the Renault Sport Trophy.

“I’m very happy to be able to join Arden for the 2017 GP3 campaign. They have shown that they are one the strongest teams out there,” Schothorst said.

“I believe that together with the experience that I have gained last year, we have a lot of potential for a very strong season, so I can’t wait to get the season started.”

Pulcini moves into GP3 off the back of winning the Euroformula Open championship and Spanish F3 title in 2016.

“I’m very delighted to race with Arden in GP3 this year, last year’s Abu Dhabi test was very good with them, so I know that I have all the potential to fight for the win,” Pulcini said.

“I will give everything for this opportunity. Season is about to start, can’t wait for it!”

The new GP3 Series season kicks off in Barcelona, Spain on May 13.

IndyCar entry lists for Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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There are 25 drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series entry lists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a few new yet familiar faces for the Oct. 2-3 race weekend.

Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais will make his season debut in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet (shifting Dalton Kellett to the No. 41) with AJ Foyt Racing, which he is joining full time next season. James Hinchcliffe, who had run three races with Andretti Autosport, will return in place of Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda. Helio Castroneves will drive Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Dallara-Chevy for Oliver Askew, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Sage Karam, who has two IndyCar starts this year at IMS (the road course on July 4 and the Indy 500 on Aug. 23), also will return to the series in Dreyer & Reinbold’s No. 24 Dallara-Chevrolet.

HARVEST GP ENTRY LISTS: Friday l Saturday

Friday and Saturday of the Harvest GP presented by GMR will mark the second and third races this season on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. While the July 4 race on the circuit was 80 laps, Friday’s distance is 85 laps, and Saturday will be a 75-lap event.

Championship leader Scott Dixon led 26 of 80 laps to win the July 4 race at the IMS road course. With three races remaining in the series, the five-time series champion enters with a 72-point lead on Josef Newgarden.

Click here to see who’s on the IndyCar entry lists in Race 1 and in Race 2 for the Harvest GP presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.


START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR INDYCAR AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE (all times ET):

Thursday

IndyCar NTT Series practice: 2:25-3:40 p.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying, Race 1: 6:20 p.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

Friday

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 1: 3:30 p.m. (green flag, 5 p.m.), USA Network, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

—IndyCar qualifying: 10:20 a.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 2: 2:30 p.m (green flag, 2:31 p.m.)., NBC, NBC Sports Gold