Andretti Autosport announced on Friday, on the eve of their home race, the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis that they have signed a multi-year contract extension with Colton Herta and his primary sponsor Gainbridge. Herta who took over the No.26 Honda this season will remain with Andretti Autosport for ‘years to come.’
Speaking about the news, Herta who already has one win so far this season after taking both the pole and win at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg commented saying:
“I’m incredibly happy to be back with Andretti Autosport for the next two years. I’ve grown so much with this team, so it was a no-brainer when I got the chance to re-sign with Michael. “With the support of Dan Towriss and Gainbridge, there’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll be threats everywhere we go.”
Michael Andretti who will attempt to have six cars in this year’s Indianapolis 500 in just over two weeks time commented on Friday’s announcement saying:
“We’re excited to officially welcome Gainbridge and Colton Herta back to the Andretti Autosport family for years to come. “Colton has already shown so much potential in the short time he’s been in the series and having a great partner like Gainbridge recognize and support that potential is great for everyone. If the start to the 2021 season is any indication of the future success for the 26-car’s program, I think we have a lot to look forward to over the next few years.”
Dan Towriss, CEO and President, Group1001 and Gainbridge commented on the news saying:
“We are very pleased with our partnership with Colton Herta as he is a great ambassador for Group1001 and the Gainbridge brand. “We are thrilled to extend our relationship with Colton and Andretti Autosport through 2023.”
Herta ended this morning’s practice session for the GMR Grand Prix in 6th place.