Indianapolis-based INDYCAR is this morning debuting the new universal aero kit that will be used by all Verizon IndyCar Series teams next year. The unveiling will be followed by the inaugural test of the kit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Plans for the new aero kit were announced earlier this year. Last month, INDYCAR named Dallara as the manufacturer for the aero kits, which surround the current IR-12 chassis, also manufactured by Dallara.
The testing will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the IMS oval with two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia getting behind the wheel. The test will be free for fans to attend.
Currently, the Verizon IndyCar Series teams use aero kits made by Honda or Chevrolet. The two cars being used during Tuesday’s test will represent both engine manufacturers.
INDYCAR says the new universal kit is expected to be more cost-effective with the goal of drawing more engine manufacturers to the series. The kits come in an oval and road course configuration. The first road course test is set for August 1 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.