Vips joins RLL for the rest of IndyCar season

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has chosen Juri Vips to contest his first NTT IndyCar Sequence races within the No. 30 Honda. The Estonian completed sixth within the 2021 System 2 collection with two wins and added one other win in 2022 on the way in which to putting 11th within the F2 championship.

“I’m more than happy for the staff to enter Juri within the Portland and Laguna Seca races,” mentioned RLL co-owner Bobby Rahal. “Clearly, he was the lead Purple Bull Junior driver just a few years in the past and exhibited plenty of expertise, which we noticed throughout the two exams he ran with us so we’re trying ahead to seeing what he can do on a race weekend.”

Vips will take over the No. 30 Honda previously pushed by Jack Harvey, which Conor Daly piloted final weekend to steer the RLL staff dwelling in 16th at World Huge Know-how Raceway. The 23-year-old beforehand examined for RLL and could have the 2 races at Portland and Laguna Seca to showcase his expertise to the staff and collection as he appears to ascertain a brand new profession path in America.

“I’m tremendous glad to get the chance with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and really grateful to Bobby, Mike [Lanigan] and everybody on the staff,” Vips mentioned.

“I haven’t been driving all 12 months so the anticipation for this chance has been immense, however I’m actually trying ahead to beginning once more. We examined collectively on the finish of 2022 in Sebring and it appeared like we simply gelled. I acquired together with everybody and I actually just like the ambiance on the staff. Bobby’s additionally one to offer second possibilities and I’m extraordinarily grateful that he’s giving me one and I actually hope to carry an excellent consequence for him, Mike and the entire staff.

“I hope I can show myself and most significantly get them into the Winners Circle, which is all the time my primary mission. I really feel prepared for these races, I believe the tracks go well with my expertise and driving model and the automobile as nicely. I’ve already built-in myself with the staff this 12 months, performing some work for them on the simulator so I already know the folks and really feel very snug with everybody which is a giant profit for me as nicely.”

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