Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that ABeam Consulting, who provides business transformation services to over 800 clients throughout Asia, the Americas and Europe, will be primary sponsor of Takuma Sato’s No. 30 Honda entry at the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 8 and at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on September 22. ABeam has been an associate sponsor of Sato’s IndyCar Series entry since 2017.
“I’m extremely excited to see ABeam Consulting come back as a primary sponsor at Texas Motor Speedway and also be primary sponsor at the final race of the season at Laguna Seca,” said Takuma Sato. “ABeam’s technical support for every track has been really great and once again their enthusiasm and pride in their company is tremendous as is their passion for motorsport. I am very motivated to bring this beautiful blue ABeam car a strong result at both races.”
Through ABeam Consulting’s partnership with RLL and Takuma Sato, ABeam is providing thirteen ABeam Digital engineers who are dedicated to the 2019 racing program. Three ABeam Digital engineers will attend all 2019 IndyCar Series races to provide the latest digital technology to support the team. ABeam Consulting’s leading edge digital analytics enable advanced driving analysis, fault forecasting, and actual racing data collection and analysis to help Sato’s team achieve optimum performance.
“Since our relationship with Takuma began in 2017, we have been very pleased to work with him not only at the race track but also at corporate events,” added Koh Watanabe, Managing Director for the Americas at ABeam Consulting. “ABeam Consulting and Takuma Sato share many of the same goals about precision, strategic planning and success. ABeam’s US headquarters is location in Dallas, Texas and the race at Texas Motor Speedway is one of the most exciting of the season for us. We will have a large local presence at the event to support Takuma. We will also be at Laguna Seca to support Takuma with ABeam CEO Toshinori Iwasawa and other ABeam management.”
Live coverage of the DXC Technology 600 will begin on NBCSN at 8 PM ET on Saturday, June 8 and the field will take the green flag at 8:45 p.m. ET. Sato’s best start in the event is fourth place, two times (2016, 2011) and his best finish is fifth in 2011. He is currently ranked fifth in NTT IndyCar Series point standings with a total of 255 points after Round 8 of 17 with a total of 255 points and is only 61 behind the leader Josef Newgarden.
About ABeam Consulting
ABeam Consulting provides business transformation services that create strategic advantages, improve business processes, leverage technology innovation, and enhance organizational performance for leading multinational and domestic companies worldwide. ABeam Consulting combines deep business insight with the understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models. Our future efforts will extend our work in integrating application strategy with business strategy by focusing on connected and intelligent applications, helping companies achieve new operating models to shape their future. ABeam partners with clients to diagnose and solve challenges with solutions that combine industry and operational best practices with technical expertise. Pragmatic approaches ensure that clients gain measurable value more quickly. Headquartered in Tokyo, ABeam’s 5,000 professionals serve more than 800 clients throughout Asia, the Americas and Europe. For more information, please visithttp://www.abeam.com/en
About Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Hilliard, Ohio and Brownsburg, Ind., is co-owned by three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, former CBS Late Show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. In 2019, the team will compete in their 28th year of open wheel competition and attempt to add to their 27 wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice — their 30 poles, 98 podium finishes and 1992 series championship. The team also competed in the American Le Mans Series from 2009-2013 as BMW Team RLL where they won both the Manufacturer and Team Championships in the GT category in 2010 and swept all three GT titles in 2011 – Manufacturer, Team and Driver. In 2012, the team finished second in the Team Championship and third in the Manufacturer Championship and in 2013, the team finished second in the Driver, Team and Manufacturer Championship. Since 2014, BMW Team RLL has competed in the GTLM class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a two-car program and has brought their total to 20 wins, 26 poles and 75 podium finishes as well as a second place finish in the Manufacturer, Team and Driver championships in 2015 and 2017. The team also participates in the 2018/2019 Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Series with a two-car program and has earned three wins in eight races to date. It is the world’s first production-based electric vehicle race series and is a support event to the FIA Formula E Championship.
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