Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team manager Ricardo Nault says the team’s plans for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season are coming along quite smoothly.

The Brownsburg, Indiana based outfit are returning to a two car full-time programme in the Verizon IndyCar Series with 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato returning to the team with whom he drove for in 2012.

Sato joins the team following a year with Andretti Autosport. Nault is confident that the team can challenge for the championship in 2018 with Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato.

Rahal has been extremely competitive in recent years and with a second veteran driver in the team for 2018 they will be a force to be reckoned with in 2018.

Nault has revealed that Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, which co-owned by Bobby Rahal, David Letterman and Mike Lanigan have brought in new crew members for 2018 from Chip Ganassi Racing after Ganassi announced they were downsizing from four to two cars for 2018.

Nault has also confirmed that Brad Wright has come across to RLL from Ed Carpenter Racing and they have some staff moving across from Rahal’s rallycross team.

In 2017, Graham Rahal finished the Verizon IndyCar Series season in sixth place in the championship, scoring two victories and one pole position, giving Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing a fantastic platform on which to build on in 2018.

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