Chip Ganassi Racing’s Managing Director Mike Hull has confirmed that Tony Kanaan will be the first of their drivers to try Honda power when he tests for the team at Gateway next week.
It was confirmed on Friday that following three seasons and one Verizon IndyCar Series championship with Chevrolet that Chip Ganassi Racing will use Honda engines in 2017.
Hull went on to say that the team will work together with their fellow Honda powered teams next season and in the future to help them all move forward. Honda had a tough 2016 campaign compared to Chevrolet with Honda winning just one race, the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May.
Hull feels that each of the Honda powered teams will accept Ganassi into the fold as they will help them to fight the Chevrolet powered teams.
Hull confirmed that the team have the parts in place already to get a car on track at Gateway next week and that they will build on that following the test. Gateway returns to the Verizon IndyCar Series calendar next season.