Eighth Verizon IndyCar Series drivers from Andretti Autosport, Chip Ganassi Racing, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Ed Carpenter Racing and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will conduct a one day pre-season test on behalf of Firestone at Gateway Motorsports Park on Thursday 13 October.

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan will take part in the test with the new Honda engine for the first time following Friday’s announcement that Chip Ganassi Racing will move to Honda in 2017.

James Hinchcliffe, Mikhail Aleshin from Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Marco Andretti from Andretti Autosport, Ed Carpenter from Ed Carpenter Racing and Graham Rahal from Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will all be in action.

Friday 14th October has also been set aside if the weather plays a factor in the test on Thursday.

The test which has been mandated to allow Firestone to choose their compounds for Gateway Motorsports Park which returns to the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in 2017 will not be open to the public.

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