Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing launched this day that 28-Twelve months-outdated British driver Jack Harvey will join the crew on a multi-Twelve months deal to drive the No. 45 Hy-Vee Honda beginning in 2022.
Harvey is entering his third pudgy season of rivals having spent almost his entire five Twelve months profession with Meyer Shank Racing. He launched in July that he became leaving MSR at the live of the season, having been equipped a contract from a then unknown crew all americans knows now to be RLLR.
The 45 automobile itself became launched last season with the support of Hy-Vee, a grocery store chain within the midwestern United States, on a half-time foundation. It ran 9 races in 2021 with the time damage up between Santino Ferrucci and Oliver Askew. Now, it has a permanent driver for a pudgy season with Hy-Vee as the essential sponsor.
“I’m extremely wrathful to be joining Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,” Harvey said.
“I’ve been practising this moment for my entire profession and I’m so honored and thankful for the have faith Bobby (Rahal), Mike (Lanigan), David (Letterman) and Piers (Phillips, president) possess positioned in me.”
Harvey joins Graham Rahal as two of the three drivers confirmed at RLLR for subsequent season. Takuma Sato is presumably no longer re-joining the crew, leaving the No. 30 automobile vacant as of the time of writing.
“I’m desirous to win to work with Graham (Rahal) and the complete crew,” Harvey persisted.
“We’ve total targets of competing for wins and championships, and I’m confident we’ll be contending from the tumble of the golf green flag subsequent Twelve months. That is a thrilling subsequent chapter, and I’m in a position to’t wait to appear what lies forward.”
Bobby Rahal, co-owner of RLLR, has been keeping his eyes on Harvey since his time in Indy Lights, and believes that the two drivers will possess huge chemistry.
“He and Graham will work properly collectively and be a terrific foundation for our driver lineup that can raise no longer simplest the extent of every and each driver personally but of the crew which capability,” Rahal said.
“I appreciate and fancy his commitment and work ethic to racing on and off the video display which is so key. And I furthermore appreciate the model he deals with americans – worthwhile and respectful. I mediate we’re going to possess somewhat a range of success collectively and I very great look forward to having him with us.”
All over his five seasons of rivals Harvey simplest has one podium to his title, but has repeatedly grown with MSR and change staunch into a very tough qualifier, a location the place RLLR struggled last season. Harvey certified a profession-simplest second twice in 2021 at the Firestone Enormous Prix of St. Petersburg and at the GMR Enormous Prix, with two varied starts interior the tip five. He furthermore earned six high-ten finishes in 2021, with a simplest of fourth executed at St. Petersburg and the Enormous Prix of Portland.
Harvey will debut with his unusual crew when the 2022 NTT IndyCar Assortment season kicks off with the Firestone Enormous Prix of St. Petersburg on 27 February 2022.