3 Sep 2008

Dixon getting new team-mate

10:24 am on 3 September 2008

The New Zealand motoracing driver Scott Dixon will have a new team-mate in the Chip Gannasi team in the Indy Racing League next year with Scotsman Dario Franchitti taking over from Dan Wheldon.

Wheldon is moving on after 3 years to pursue another opportunity next year, while Franchitti returns to open wheel racing after a stint in saloons.

Franchitti is a former Indycars and Indianapolis 500 champion.

Dixon leads the Indy Racing League heading into this weekend's final round.