Juncos Hollinger Racing (JHR) officially launched its 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES campaign by unveiling a brand-new car livery and identity Saturday, Jan. 28 at its workshop in Indianapolis.
The squad has expanded its racing program in 2023 by committing to run a second Dallara-Chevrolet in America’s premier open-wheel series. Britain’s Callum Ilott remains with the team for a second year and will drive the No. 77 car, while Argentine racing star Agustín Canapino will be his teammate as a series rookie in JHR’s No. 78 machine.
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To coincide with the beginning of a new chapter in INDYCAR, the team has unveiled a brand-new identity and car livery that is bold, fresh and modern. JHR also will race with a new mission statement, “The Power of Possibility,” in 2023, words that speak to JHR’s progressive and energetic approach to racing and to its on- and off-track commercial partnerships.
The bold design is inspired by the shapes that explore negative space within the new JHR logo and the colorways blend JHR’s traditional black-and-white identity with two shades of green: a bright and vibrant modern tone and a traditional British Racing Green, which is synonymous with the team’s past success.
“This is an exciting moment in our team’s journey and marks the beginning of a new chapter for us,” team founder and co-owner Ricardo Juncos said. “We have a two-car team for the first time, a driver in Callum with huge potential and a new driver in Agustín who has enjoyed great success in multiple other race series. We felt it was important to have a new identity to coincide with our status as a fresh and invigorated challenger, racing with Latin spirit and American pride.”
Said team co-owner Brad Hollinger: “Having previously been a major shareholder of an F1 team, I know how important a team’s appearance is. I think we now have a look and feel that brings Juncos Hollinger Racing right up to date and helps to communicate the ambition and energy we have within our ranks. We truly believe in the ‘power of possibility’ when we go racing, and that mantra will be at the heart of our activities during 2023. We expect it to drive us on to sporting and commercial success.”
Ilott and Canapino will participate in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Open Test Thursday, Feb. 2 and Friday, Feb. 3 at The Thermal Club, near Palm Springs, California. The season opener is the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding on Sunday, March 5 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
“For me, lots has changed since my move to JHR was announced – in every way!” Canapino said. “First, I am doing a preseason harder than ever due to the demands that INDYCAR requires, and I also now moved to the USA to start a new life. Everything is very different – especially the weather.
“I´m very excited about this new challenge and am busy preparing to the highest possible level –physically, mentally and technically.
Said Ilott: “We have a lot more experience under our belts coming into the new season, and hopefully with the improvement that we had during 2022, we can go to St. Pete with more confidence and see where that puts us in the pack.”
Also in attendance at the Juncos Hollinger Racing team launch were the team’s INDY NXT by Firestone drivers, Reece Gold and Matteo Nannini. The INDY NXT season also starts March 5 in St. Petersburg.
The team’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES challengers will be proudly supported by a raft of new commercial partners in 2023, including Visit Argentina, MindMaze Labs, METAGP and Purdue University.