Chevrolet to rejoin the Izod IndyCar Series beginning in 2012

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 11, 2010

There’s no confirmation yet but the racing community has been all keyed up about reports that Chevrolet will rejoin the Izod IndyCar Series in 2012. It’s believed that an announcement will be made on Nov. 12 to officially pave the way for the return of General Motors Co. and Chevrolet to open-wheel racing.

The last time that Chevrolet was involved was in IndyCar in 2005 and it was in partnership with Cosworth. It can be remembered that GM had been supplying engines to open-wheel racing for many years but it had withdrawn its participation to cut expenses.

This early, it can’t be determined which company would build the engines this time. However, a source had hinted heavily that it could be race-engine constructor Ilmor.

Another name that’s floating around is Cosworth, which is focusing a lot of its resources on Formula One but could still be a candidate as it is in the process of expanding and diversifying its business model.

But one thing’s for sure, IndyCar will offer a new technical package for the 2012 season, with turbocharged engines limited to no more than 2.4 liters and six cylinders.

These basic architectural specs have been decided on but nothing has been finalized yet when it comes to engine distribution, allocation or control among teams.

In the summer, series CEO Randy Bernard has met with nearly all auto manufacturers that might join, including GM. [via autonews - sub. required]

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