Former NTT IndyCar Series drivers Willy T.Ribbs and Oriol Servia will be inducted into the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach’s Motorsport Walk of Fame at a ceremony on Thursday 23rd September.

Ribbs became the first African American to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in 1991.

Speaking about the news, Mayor of Long Beach, Robert Garcia said:

Willy T. Ribbs and Oriol Servia both made history as drivers, and it is a privilege to welcome them back to Long Beach and honor them on the Motor Sports Walk of Fame.

Grand Prix Association of Long Beach President and CEO Jim Michaelian commented saying:

Both drivers have exhibited extraordinary racing talent and their contributions to motorsports here and around the world are undeniable. “Even though it was delayed, it is still an honor for us to acknowledge their outstanding careers with membership in the Motorsports Walk of Fame.”

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