Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced on Monday that they have appointed Steve Eriksen to the newly created role of COO.
Eriksen who will oversee both the NTT IndyCar Series and IMSA programmes for the team will report directly to the ownership of RLL, Bobby Rahal, Mike Lanigan and David Letterman.
Eriksen joins Rahal following two season with Chip Ganassi Racing where he led the teams IMSA programme.
Speaking about his appointment, Eriksen said:
When Bobby and Mike approached me about a newly-created COO position within RLL, I felt it was an excellent match for my skill set and came at an exciting time in North American motorsports with the coming electrification of both INDYCAR and IMSA LMDh sports cars,” said Steve Eriksen. “I’m passionate about both of these forms of motorsport and excited to continue to be a part of these series as competition unfolds in the coming years. I feel like I have come full circle as I worked with the Rahal team in my first year in motorsport and joining the organization in its exciting new phase is personally very gratifying.”
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing co-owner Bobby Rahal commented saying:
Having known Steve since the beginning of the Honda Indy car program, I’ve had the opportunity to have many sporting and business discussions with him over the years and have always respected his approach. “Steve is highly respected amongst those within the sanctioning organizations as well as the competitors and I’m pleased that we are able to bring him into our organization as the COO. His extensive, high-level experience with both INDYCAR and IMSA will be a tremendous benefit to the company.”