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Motor racing-Former Indy 500 winner Franchitti to race for first time since 2013


Reuters Houston
Updated: 15-08-2019 19:44 IST
Motor racing-Former Indy 500 winner Franchitti to race for first time since 2013

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Three times Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will be getting back behind the wheel at next month's Goodwood Revival meeting for his first race since injury-enforced retirement in 2013. The Scot suffered spinal fractures, concussion, and a broken ankle in a career-ending crash at the Houston Grand Prix that October.

Now 46, the four times IndyCar champion will drive a classic 1960s Ferrari 250GT in the Kinrara Trophy, billed as the world's most valuable race with a field of cars valued at more than 200 million pounds ($242.42 million). He will also drive an ex-Le Mans AC Cobra in a Tourist Trophy race against the likes of Denmark's retired nine times Le Mans 24 Hours winner Tom Kristensen and Italian ex-F1 racer Emmanuele Pirro.

"I really thought my racing days were behind me but it is tough to give up something that has been a part of my life for so long and that I love so much," said Franchitti in a statement. "Of course this won't mean a return to front line competition -- so no Indy 500 -- simply enjoying the sport I love as an amateur."

($1 = 0.8250 pounds)

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