Mikhail Aleshin returns to IndyCar
Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin will hold a full season in North American racing series IndyCar. This was announced by the founder of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg at a specially convened press conference.The event was attended by about 50 journalists from various Russian media. Their questions were answered by the founder of the program of development of Russian motor racing Boris Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Russian automobile Federation Sergey Ivanov, General Director of SMP Racing's Dmitry Samorukov and, of course, Mikhail Aleshin.We are gathered here for a very good reason, opened the press conference Boris Rotenberg. - For the 2016 season we signed a contract for the performance of our racer Mikhail Aleshin in IndyCar series team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. As you know, in 2014, Michael became the first Russian driver in IndyCar. He spent the season in the same team and made a real success - everyone was very impressed by his performances. In his debut season Michael showed really impressive results, but was unable to lower them because of an accident in the final race. 2015 Aleshin spent driving our new sport prototype BR01, where he spent a great job on the settings of this machine.Also want to remind you that Misha participated in the final race in IndyCar this year. For the first time sat behind the wheel of the updated car, where significantly changed aerodynamic characteristics, our pilot not just was able to lead the race, but was faster than many famous rivals and finished the race in the top ten. This further impressed us and the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team. We are confident that in the new season, Misha will give the Russian fans a lot of reasons to be proud"."We are very pleased that the programme of support for Russian SMP Racing is developing, supporting not only Russian Championships but also talented Russian this year at the international level, - said Sergey Ivanov. - Of course, we are very happy that Mikhail Aleshin will race in the IndyCar series. He has repeatedly shown to be a "pioneer" in various competitions. And his further participation in this series will pave the way for our young pilots.In addition, we note with satisfaction that the Russian participation in such prestigious competition has a positive effect on the popularization of motor sport in our country. There are more trails, more and more young talented drivers participate in international competitions, climb the podium and win. We welcome this and are pleased that this work continues.""I'm going back to a great team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, said Mikhail Aleshin. The team helped me to achieve good progress during the 2014 season. But of course all this was possible thanks to the support of SMP Racing programme, and personally Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, who actually gave the world all motorsports a huge boost, which we never did. And now we have a growing new, young generation of pilots who will be even faster. We, including myself, share their knowledge and experience. I want to thank you and the Russian automobile Federation, which provides us with invaluable support and helps in resolving the many difficult issues"."Of course, we are all together, the whole country will follow our compatriot Mikhail Aleshin, - said Dmitry Samorukov. I would also like to inform You that now we have signed an agreement with the company "victory lane", which will be our communications partner. This company is going to cover all the performances of Michael and together we will promote the brand SMP Racing".