Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced on Thursday that Keihin North America will return to the team for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season as associate sponsor to both Graham Rahal in the No.15 and the No.30 of reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato on a multi-year agreement.
Speakinabout the news, team owner Bobby Rahal commented by saying:
It’s always satisfying when you have a partner return to the team and Keihin is no exception. We worked with them only briefly in 2017 but were excited about the possibility of a long-term program and are thrilled to execute that in 2018 and beyond. As a Honda dealer, I have always been impressed with the quality of their advanced componentry and believe there is much synergy between our two organizations.
Assistant Vice President and General Manager of Keihin Edward Flanagan commented on the news by saying:
Keihin North America is thrilled to partner with RLL racing on a long term basis. “It is our intention to expand our business model in North America through growth of our customer base and product line-up. By partnering with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, we not only strengthen the Keihin Brand, we also gain international exposure, and a partner that values quality and strong relationships.”