“I’m tremendous excited to get going with the group,” mentioned Pedersen, a twin citizen of Denmark and the USA. “I’ve spent a number of time this season with AJ Foyt Racing studying the ins and outs of creating the soar to IndyCar and it’s been very nice to try this at the side of my Indy Lights season.
“IndyCar has been my goal purpose since I began open wheel racing in 2016. The racing, environment, followers, occasions, tracks, and so forth. are all superior.”
In line with AJ Foyt Racing’s press launch, group president Larry Foyt’s “curiosity within the younger rookie started early within the season when a trusted colleague steered Pedersen to him. Pedersen and Foyt met, and Pedersen started shadowing the group early within the season.”
Foyt declared: “We’re actually wanting ahead to having Benjamin as a part of the group. His enthusiasm is infectious, and he’s 100% dedicated to IndyCar, AJ Foyt Racing, and doing the very best he can to win races.
“It’s been nice to have him embedded with the group this previous season, and everybody is happy to hit the bottom operating when testing begins. It is usually nice to have a multi-year programme in place, which can assist him and the group develop collectively.”
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Pedersen strikes to IndyCar after two seasons within the Indy Lights Sequence racing with HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing.
Earlier this month he claimed his first pole and victory at Portland in convincing style, and he has collected 10 different podiums over the previous two seasons.
“The Indy Lights Sequence and automotive serves as the final word transition into IndyCar,” he mentioned. “From a sequence perspective, Indy Lights goes to the INDYCAR occasions, so we share the identical weekend format, factors, guidelines, race director, and so forth. This makes the transition very pure to IndyCar as all of this stuff will keep the identical.
“From a automotive perspective, I can say first-hand that the Indy Lights automotive is a superb automotive to transition from because it actually rewards pushing to a excessive restrict and virtually over-driving a bit on the height of the tyre.”
Pedersen, who examined for Juncos Hollinger Racing in August, described the transition as pure and that the “carbon brakes are the most important distinction.”
His first check in his new journey gained’t be till January.
The id of his team-mate has nonetheless not been revealed, though Autosport understands that Dalton Kellett, who has pushed for the group since his debut in 2022, has been suggested to look elsewhere for 2023.