Juncos retains Ilott for full 2022 IndyCar season – Motorsport Week

Callum Ilott will stay within the NTT IndyCar Sequence with Juncos Hollinger Racing competing for a full season in 2022.

Ilott moved throughout from Europe in GT Racing to make his IndyCar debut with JCR for the ultimate three rounds of the 2021 marketing campaign within the No.77 Chevrolet.

Ilott may also get his first style of oval racing in 5 of the 17 rounds of the 2022 marketing campaign, together with the 106th operating of the Indianapolis 500 – as soon as he has accomplished the obligatory Rookie Orientation Program.

The Briton has tailored properly and jumped straight on the tempo throughout his first two IndyCar outings and Portland and Laguna Seca.

“Coming into the ultimate weekend of our three-race run on the west coast, it’s nice to announce that I shall be persevering with subsequent yr with Juncos Hollinger Racing for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Sequence season,” mentioned Ilott.

“Clearly we’ve got had a steep studying curve right here the previous few races to attempt to put every part collectively. We now have had some actual positives and know the issues we have to work on.

“Figuring out what Ricardo Juncos and Brad Hollinger have in place for subsequent season and particularly over the winter of what we will do in testing,

“I undoubtedly really feel we will put ourselves in an incredible place to start out off the 2022 season robust. I look ahead to persevering with the work that we’re doing and heading into the winter to start out a brand new journey over right here and I wish to thank the Ferrari Driver Academy for permitting me to take this chance.”

Workforce proprietor Ricardo Juncos has been impressed with Ilott’s adaptability and is eager to see how properly he’ll develop with the group over the 2022 marketing campaign.

“We’re more than happy to announce Callum to the group full time for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Sequence season,” added Juncos.

“His maturity, pace on monitor, and suggestions is surprisingly good for being 22 years outdated. We had been very impressed together with his suggestions and the bodily situation of Callum after Laguna.

“After a protracted powerful race at Laguna, he acquired out of the automobile not even exhibiting any indicators of fatigue. Contemplating Laguna was a full inexperienced flag race, Callum proved to be in unimaginable form.

“We all know we’re not the quickest automobile on the monitor and have quite a lot of creating to do, however Callum pushes himself to get every part out of the automobile and has proven nice pace.

“Over the previous few weeks, Callum has proven us he’s the suitable driver for our full-time run subsequent yr, so we’re thrilled to have him be a part of our program full time.”

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