In an elongated and ongoing IndyCar silly-season, Harvey’s departure from Meyer Shank Racing was the primary – and arguably most stunning – piece of concrete information.
Quickly he was linked with the group co-owned by Bobby Rahal, David Letterman and Mike Lanigan, however all events concerned remained publicly mute on the topic.
Nevertheless, in August RLL introduced its intention to evolve its third, part-time entry – pushed at numerous instances this yr by Santino Ferrucci, Christian Lundgaard and Oliver Askew – right into a full-time entry for 2022.
Then final week, Takuma Sato’s departure from the squad after a four-year time period was confirmed and whereas hypothesis over the identification of the brand new #30 RLL driver stays rife – Autosport believes Lundgaard will land the journey – the group has at the very least been capable of affirm Harvey within the #45 automobile.
Harvey, whose greatest outcome stays the third place on the 2019 GP of Indianapolis, however who began from the highest 5 on 4 events final yr, described the transfer to RLL as “an thrilling subsequent chapter.”
He stated: “I’ve been working in the direction of this second for my complete profession and I’m so honoured and grateful for the belief Bobby, Mike, David and Piers [Phillips, RLL president] have positioned in me.
“Hy-Vee has massively dedicated to elevating IndyCar as a collection and I’m honoured to be representing their model on monitor within the #45.
“I’m wanting to get to work with Graham and your complete group.
Jack Harvey, Meyer Shank Racing Honda
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“We now have widespread objectives of competing for wins and championships, and I’m assured we’ll be contending from the drop of the inexperienced flag subsequent yr.
“That is an thrilling subsequent chapter, and I can’t wait to see what lies forward.”
“I can’t inform you how happy I’m to welcome Jack to our group,” stated Rahal of the 2012 British Formulation three champion who additionally twice completed runner-up within the Indy Lights championship.
“He has a terrific report of success through the years in all types of racing so I’m happy that he agreed to hitch our group.
“He and Graham will work properly collectively and be a robust basis for our driver lineup that can increase not solely the extent of every driver individually however of the group in consequence.
“I respect and respect his dedication and work ethic to racing, on and off the monitor, which is so key.
“And I additionally respect the best way he offers with folks – pleasant and respectful. I believe we’re going to have plenty of success collectively and I very a lot stay up for having him with us.”