Harding Racing have confirmed that Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires champion Patricio O’Ward will test for the team at Sonoma Raceway on Thursday.

O’Ward who won the 2018 Indy Lights title over the weekend has earned three IndyCar starts for 2019 including the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 next May.

Speaking about the news, Harding Racing team President Brian Barnhart said:

We’re excited about an opportunity on Thursday to continue what we began the middle of this year,” said Brian Barnhart. “We’ve had a good mix of testing with some experienced veterans as well as some up-and-coming talent coming through Mazda Road to Indy in the Indy Lights program We’ve had Conor on at a street circuit, a permanent road course and a superspeedway. Gabby has done a great job for us on all disciplines as well. We had the opportunity to test Colton Herta at Portland, and now we’re excited about the opportunity to test Pato on Thursday, September 6, at Sonoma. We’re just doing exactly what we’ve stated all along. We’re getting a good mix between some experienced veterans and some of the young talent that has a bright future in IndyCar.”

The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season finishes with the Grand Prix Of Sonoma on September 16th.

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