Dale Coyne works to expand the partnership with HMD Motorsports and have a third car on the Indy grid in 2023. The team already has David Malukas and Takuma Sato
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Dale Coyne is considering expanding the partnership with HMD Motorsports and bringing a third car to the IndyCar grid in 2023. The two sides have started business in 2022 to field American David Malukas and are studying the possibility of a other car.
HMD is a traditional Indy Lights team, and is also the team of the current season leader, Swede Linus Lundqvist. After Malukas’ runner-up in 2021, he joined forces with Dale Coyne, an IndyCar heritage team, who was looking for new alliances after breaking up with Vasser-Sullivan.
“If we can find people, yes. The problem now is finding people, and I want them here before I commit to another car. But now we’re thinking about all of that,” owner Dale Coyne said in an interview with the magazine. Racer.
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David Malukas for Dale Coyne (Photo: Indycar)
In addition to the car with HMD, Dale Coyne also has a partnership with Rick Ware Racing to field Japanese Takuma Sato on the grid. Despite being 45, the two-time Indy 500 winner is expected to remain on the team in 2023.
“I think we’ll stay with Takuma. He’s fit, he’s proven himself, he’s competitive. We haven’t got the result we wanted yet, but he was fast every day of free practice in Indianapolis, he qualified on the front row in Detroit and in Texas. It worked well, so I think that motivated him to do it for over a year, “continued Coyne.
In the 2022 season, Sato is 18th in the championship, with 133 points, followed by Malukas, in 19th, with 123. IndyCar returns on July 3 with the Mid-Ohio GP.
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