Callum Ilott has signed a long-term contract extension with Juncos Hollinger Racing in the NTT IndyCar Series, the team announced July 28.
While the terms of the deal were not released, a team statement says that Ilott will be in the No. 77 for “the foreseeable future.”
“After seeing the results that we have been able to put forward at JHR for most of the year and the work that has been going on in the background by Ricardo [Juncos, team owner] and Brad [Hollinger, co-owner], to improve for the years beyond, [it] made sense to continue with the team and keep building,” said Ilott in the team release. “… From where we started at a year ago, to where we are now, I am confident that we will find more success together.”
“Callum is a supremely talented young driver who beyond his driving skills and technical feedback, possesses the character and passion required to be a champion,” Hollinger added. “He is a very quick study, having learned with exceptional speed how to exact the best from the car. His team rapport is excellent and public speaking shows he is a natural media talent as well. We could not be more excited to have Callum drive for and represent JHR. He is a rare combination of raw talent, intelligence, and maturity.”
Ilott’s best finish this season so far came at the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis in May, finishing eighth. He has qualified inside the top-12 at every road course thus far this season.
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