Juncos Hollinger Racing revealed a fresh look for the 2023 NTT IndyCar Series season, which kicks off with two days of Spring Training at the Thermal Club road course in Thermal, California, on Thursday and Friday of next week. The team enters the new season with a fresh look and has added a second car full-time with Callum Ilott, joined by rookie Agustin Canapino.
Founder and joint team owner Ricardo Juncos said:
“This is an exciting moment in our team’s journey and marks the beginning of a new chapter for us. We have a two-car team for the first time, a driver in Callum with huge potential, and a new driver in Agustín who has enjoyed great success in multiple other race series. We felt it was important to have a new identity to coincide with our status as a fresh and invigorated challenger, racing with Latin spirit and American pride.
Fellow team owner Brad Hollinger said:
“Having previously been a major shareholder of an F1 team, I know how important a team’s appearance is. I think we now have a look and feel that brings Juncos Hollinger Racing right up to date and helps to communicate the ambition and energy we have within our ranks. We truly believe in the ‘power of possibility’ when we go racing and that mantra will be at the heart of our activities during 2023. We expect it to drive us on to sporting and commercial success.”
Speaking about the new look of the #77 Chevrolet, Callum Ilott commented saying:
It’s definitely a big change for the team, design-wise, and the car is looking great. Hopefully it’s as good on track as it looks in the ‘shop! “I’m pretty excited to get into the season in a couple of weeks. Obviously, we have our first test on February 2/3 in California. That’ll be a new one for everyone but it should give us a good baseline before then we go straight to St Pete, just like we did last year. “We have a lot more experience under our belts coming into the new season and hopefully with the improvement that we had during 2022, we can go to St Pete with more confidence and see where that puts us in the pack.
Agustin Canapino, who makes his NTT IndyCar Series race debut at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding from March 3-5 is excited to get his rookie season underway.
For me, lots has changed since my move to JHR was announced – in every way! First, I am doing a pre-season harder than ever due to the demands that INDYCAR requires, and I also now moved to the USA to start a new life. Everything is very different – especially the weather. “It’s been great to see the team again for the first time since we ran our INDYCAR Exhibition in Argentina. They’ve given me a warm welcome and are a very good group of professionals. It’s an honour to work with them. “I´m very excited about this new challenge and am busy preparing to the highest possible level –physically, mentally and technically. I want to give 100%. I’m happy and grateful for this opportunity.