"Everybody at Panther thinks the world of Hideki Mutoh and we enjoyed being able to work with him this past season. This was a good opportunity for him, but we certainly would have enjoyed having him in a Panther car. Our relationship as driver and team has changed, but I know our friendship never will. He is a phenomenal talent and an even better person. We wish Hideki and the Super Aguri Company the best in the future with their new team and we look forward to competing with them in the IndyCar Series." - John Barnes, courtesy of TrackSide OnlineThat's an incredibly classy response considering Barnes and his Panther Racing team lost not only a great young driver, but also the sponsorship packages for both an IndyCar and Indy Pro team as well.
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