Honda Performance Development, HPD, who supply engines to more than half of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES field have said that they are looking at their options as to whether they continue in the sport beyond the current 2026 engine agreement due to increasing costs involved in the sport.

Honda has been involved in INDYCAR since 1994 and speaking to Chuck Schifsky, American Honda Motorsports Manager said that if the company were to drop down to nine or ten cars that greatly reduce their financial outgoings for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES but he says that something has to be done.

Honda Performance Development and Chevrolet have been working on the new hybrid technology which is set to be introduced next season even though earlier this week, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES announced that the new hybrid technology will be introduced after the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 26 instead of the opening race of the year, the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg from March 8-10.

Sxhifsky said that unless wholesale changes are made by Penske Entertainment Corporation after 2026, Honda will look elsewhere, they will increase their investment in Formula One or look at NASCAR.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES have looked at introducing a third engine manufacturer to sport which would reduce the cost for both Honda and Chevrolet.

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