Road to Indy veteran Tatiana Calderón will get her first taste of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES when she joins AJ Foyt Racing for a one-day test Tuesday, July 6 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Calderón, from Colombia, will drive the ROKiT-liveried No. 14 Chevrolet at the test, as she also is supported by ROKiT. Calderon is spending time with the team this weekend at The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Presented by HPD Ridgeline.
“I’m very excited and thankful to Jonathan Kendrick at ROKiT and Larry Foyt for this incredible opportunity,” Calderón said. “I started my single-seater career in the U.S., and it has always been a dream to drive an Indy car one day. I’m sure it will be a great challenge, and I can’t wait to have the experience to drive around Mid-Ohio on Tuesday, learn about the car and enjoy the chance to drive one of the fastest race cars on the planet.”
Since she spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons in the Indy Pro 2000 series, Calderón, 28, has driven a wide range of high-powered single-seaters all over the world, including FIA Formula 2, Super Formula in Japan and in Formula One, in her capacity as Alfa Romeo Racing test and development driver.
“We are looking forward to having Tatiana in the ROKiT Chevrolet,” AJ Foyt Racing President Larry Foyt said. “She has a lot of open-wheel experience in different formula cars, so I’m really interested to hear her feedback after driving an Indy car. Following the race weekend, the car setup should be in a good place where she can focus on driving and learning about the car. I think she will really enjoy it.”
ROKiT co-founders Jonathan Kendrick and John-Paul Dejoria are passionate about championing women in sport. ROKiT are also associated in motor sport with the W Series, Juju Noda in Danish F4, Alexis Dejoria in NHRA and Esmee Hawkey in DTM.