DragonSpeed enters Indycar

The DragonSpeed team has their entry into the Indycar series, when the 2019 season starts in march.

The team was founded in 2007, but has mainly raced in sportscar racing. They started out in the USA, and then later on Europe, and now the whole world, by racing in both the European Le Mans Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The team will now dip their toes into the single seater sport, where Ben Hanley will do five Indycar races in 2019.

The first race will be the opening round in St. Petersburg, followed by Barber Motorsports Park one month later, Indianapolis 500 in May, Road America in June, and Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course in July.

Ben Hanley, Henrik Hedman, Nicolas Lapierre
Photo: JJ Media

Ben Hanley has been driving for DragonSpeed throughout the last few seasons, and has a background in the single seater sport, where he was racing GP2 and Formula Renault 3,5 including several race wins.

The plan is to do five races in 2019, before stepping up to a full season in 2020.

The race at Barber Motorsports Park clashes with the opening race in the European Le Mans Series, but the team hasn’t confirmed their participation in the ELMS just yet. They do however already have other drivers under contract, so they will be able to pick another driver. Henrik Hedman and Nicolas Lapierre were his ELMS teammates throughout the 2018 season.

The 2019 Indycar season starts on 10 March in St. Petersburg.

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