JeremyMcClean wrote:That the Nurburgring race or the Indy race?
That is the Indy one, the Nürburgring will stick with it's 56 drivers limit.
www.sportschau.de wrote:Lon: "A Happy Reunion"
After the shocking revelation that Castrol Jones Racing allowed Kay Lon to rejoin them for the Nürburgring endurance race, the latter gave an interview to an American motor sport website. In said interview he described how the deal came about:
"Well, Bob [Lon's former and Melrose's current racing engineer] and I had lunch shortly after arriving in Licassol where he told me about Daniel not wishing to have Christopherson as his partner for Nürburgring. He jested that I could be his partner, and as it happens with this kind of jest, we got deeper into it and before we knew it, Sammy was on the table and we were negotiating ... about what to have as dessert, that is. Especially since I didn't really needed a wage, we were quick to agree on my "comeback". Lon talked about being happy going back to his old team, if only for one race, since he claims to have "good relations" with a number of employees, claiming the race will be "a happy reunion".
When asked about his contract situation with Sunshine, Lon stated that there was no problem since a clause in his contract says that it only counts for championship races and that Lon is allowed to join other teams for non-championship races or not participate in them at all. "While the clause's main purpose was me not having to drive in Indianapolis, it proved handy here too," Lon explained.
Another topic was his relationship to Sammy Jones and Daniel Melrose. "Well, Sammy and I never really had problems even after he kicked me out of the team," Lon affirmed. "Of course, I disagree with his choice to fire me. Find me a driver that agrees with him being fired and I will show a spineless worm," he said. Even about his partner Melrose he had positive words: "He's a four-time F1 world champion, he's the Kanada-King - saying he's inept behind the wheel is not only petty but simply wrong. Even if all those accolades weren't there, he would still earn my respect by not wanting to team up with this parasite Jack Christopherson."