The Verizon IndyCar Series announced on Tuesday that they have agreed a contract extension with Holmatro Rescue tools for the next five years.
The Holmatro Safety Team have worked hand in hand with the Verizon IndyCar Series in providing the leading technology and rescue equipment to allow the series to attend to accident at the track within seconds of the accident happening.
The Holmatro Safety Team were instrumental in saving the lives of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe and Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais when the pair had their respective accidents at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Speaking about the contract extension, Verizon IndyCar President of Competition and Operations Jay Frye commented by saying:
Holmatro has been a trusted partner and supplier in Indy car racing for more than 20 years. “Holmatro’s growth parallels some of the great strides made in safety for INDYCAR drivers and teams. We’re pleased to see this partnership continue, as it is a great benefit to everyone in the paddock.
General Manager of Holmatro Tony Barboza commented on the new agreement by saying:
Holmatro is extremely pleased to extend our partnership with INDYCAR for another five years. We’re extremely proud to be affiliated with the premier on-track safety team in the world. “Members of the safety team serve on their home fire departments when not at INDYCAR events and, like them, we believe in constant improvement and innovation. When the race is for life, you can count on the INDYCAR Safety Team and Holmatro rescue tools.
The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season gets underway from March 9-11 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.