The Verizon IndyCar Series have confirmed that they have extended their engine supply contract with Honda extending its existing 13 year association with the Japanese manufacturer. Speaking about the new contract, CEO of IndyCar parent company Hulman & Company Mark Miles commented by saying:
We’re grateful for Honda’s longstanding partnership with INDYCAR the last 13 years, Racing is a part of Honda’s DNA and its continued investment in the Verizon IndyCar Series – technically on the competition side, but also through sponsoring of events and additional activation – is instrumental to the success and continued growth of our sport.
Honda have won a total of 217 race in IndyCar over the course of 20 years of involvement in the sport amassing 10 Indianapolis 500 victories and ten manufacturers titles. Art St. Cyr President of Honda Performance Development commented on the extension of the partnership by saying:
In the 13 years that Honda has been a part of INDYCAR, we’ve had a great deal of success, both against strong competition from other auto manufacturers and as single engine supplier, Honda is pleased to be part of the Verizon IndyCar Series, as it provides both a technical challenge for our associates and a showcase for Honda products worldwide.