Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus Veekay wins the pole for the inaugural IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix.
For the time-being, IndyCar will stick with Honda and Chevy and its engine manufacturers, but the American open-wheel racing series locked up both partners with a multiyear extension announced Saturday morning that will last “well into the end of the decade.”
The deal will see both continue to produce the 2.2-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that debuted in 2012, until the end of the ’22 season — a delay of IndyCar’s previously-announced move toward a hybrid engine. Originally announced for a 2021 debut, the 2.4-liter twin-turbo-charged V6 hybrid power unit, capable of producing up to 900 horsepower, is scheduled for a 2023 rollout.
“Honda welcomes this step to the future by IndyCar, action that mirrors Honda’s efforts to develop and manufacture high performance, electrified products that will meet industry challenges and delight our