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Sato signs with Rahal-Letterman Racing

February 3, 2012
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TOKYO—Japanese driver Takuma Sato has signed with IndyCar team Rahal-Letterman Racing.

The move was announced by Honda Motorsports on Friday.

"Rahal-Letterman Racing has a proud tradition and I look forward to driving for them," Sato said at a news conference. "I wasn't able to get a win last season but look forward to winning this year with this new team."

Sato competed in Formula One from 2002-08 before moving to IndyCar in 2010. He drove for KV Racing Technology the last two seasons.

Sato is winless in IndyCar, but he won two poles last season, at races in Edmonton and Iowa. He finished the season in 13th place.

Team owner Bobby Rahal has teamed with Honda as he tries to return to a full-time IndyCar schedule for the first time since 2008. The team focused on the ALMS Series the last three seasons and ran only four IndyCar races last year. Rahal won the ALMS championship the last two years.

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