Andretti, who switched from full-time IndyCar racing to Indy 500-only on the finish of 2020, first raced the KULR-backed #98 Andretti Autosport final 12 months on the Memorial Day weekend traditional and completed 19th, whereas the identical set-up this 12 months noticed him end in 22nd place.
In addition to being Andretti’s major sponsor in 2022 for the 500 – his 250th IndyCar begin – KULR joined Andretti Applied sciences and Andretti United Excessive E in 2021 as official thermal administration and battery security technical companion.
Andretti has recorded eight top-10 finishes and 4 top-three finishes in his 17 races on the Indianapolis 500.
The closest he has come to victory to this point was in his first try in 2006. He was main out of Flip four on the ultimate lap, however Sam Hornish Jr of Group Penske drafted previous on the run to the end line, claiming the win by zero.0635s. Andretti took pole place for the Indy 500 as not too long ago as 2020.
“It’s nice to see a sponsor like KULR proceed as a major sponsor with our IndyCar programme for the second 12 months,” mentioned Andretti Autosport chairman and CEO Michael Andretti.
“The event potential of KULR’s know-how is thrilling and we’re happy with their dedication to bettering efficiency. We sit up for this particular occasion in Might and are blissful to have them again with Marco.”
Marco Andretti, Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco & Curb Honda
Photograph by: Jake Galstad / Motorsport Images
KULR Know-how Group president and COO, Keith Cochran mentioned: “We’re thrilled to welcome again Marco Andretti as a KULR Ambassador as we return to Andretti Autosport for the 2023 Indy 500.
“Marco authentically embodies the spirit of our model. His dedication to his craft and the motorsport trade are simply a number of the causes we imagine he’s the proper individual to signify KULR Know-how as we proceed to increase our vitality administration platform.”
Andretti will subsequent get monitor time in an IndyCar when he takes half within the open check on 20-21 April on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.