Dixon Adopts Right Foot Braking For LeMans Following Indy 500 Accident
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon who is racing at the LeMans 24 Hours this weekend has confirmed that he is using his right foot for braking in his #69 Ford GT.
The Iceman who started the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil suffered an injured left foot in his accident during the the race and and as a result was wearing a boot and was on crutches for a few days after the accident.
Dixon who leads the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings heading to Road America next week was checked and cleared by the Verizon IndyCar Series medical team and will start the LeMans 24 Hours from 36th place overall and fifth in class (GTE Pro). The New Zealander says that he was unable to use his left foot for breaking as his foot was giving him a considerable amount of pain.
Dixon said it’s about 14 years since he last used right foot braking and he will see how the race goes. The Verizon IndyCar Series points leader said that the team were not where they should be right now but he will be hoping that this can be different in race which starts on Saturday.
Dixon who shares the No.69 Ford GT with former IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook were the highest qualified of Chip Ganassi Racing’s four entries.