Juncos Hollinger Racing and Callum Ilott showed great potential during Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix presented by RP Funding on the streets of St Petersburg, the opening race of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season.
The team started the race from 19th and ran in the top three for over 25 laps, unfortunately, the team was unable to keep the pace up during the race, with Ilott ending the race in 19th place.
The team will be hoping that they can continue this progress next time out as the NTT IndyCar Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway next month for the first oval race of the year, the XPEL 375 on March 20.
Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Callum Ilott made positive steps during his NTT IndyCar Series test at Sebring International Raceway as he prepares for his full-time IndyCar debut with February’s fast approaching 2022 season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
Speaking following the action, Ilott commented saying:
Overall it was a very positive day at Sebring for the Juncos Hollinger Racing team. We started early in the morning with a bit of fog. This was my first time at Sebring and the first time for me with the team since the end of the season, so we had some catching up to do. It was good to get going and find our feet and find our rhythm together again. It was a really positive day to finish the year off strongly with a positive test. I hope everyone has a great Christmas and Happy New Year! We will regroup after a bit of analysis and attack at the beginning of next year.”
Team co-owner Ricardo Juncos commented saying:
“Today was a very successful day for our final time on track before the new year. We have a lot of new members and new equipment that we were able to work with, along with Callum as this was his first time on track at Sebring. Everyone performed amazingly together all day and we made a lot of progress and positive steps. We applied some of the knowledge gained at the end of the season, and the new protocols for 2022 to help us prepare for next year. It was also a big day for us, being able to show off our new livery for the 2022 season. I want to thank everyone for all of their hard work to put this car together and work together as a new group over the past month. We have a lot of work still to do, but I can’t wait for us to get back on track and get started with the 2022 season!”