The IndyCar grid is almost complete! The last starting seat has just been awarded to Agustín Canapino, who joins Juncos Hollinger Racing (JHR) for the 2023 season. The Argentinian, aged 32, will drive the Dallara-Chevrolet n°78 and will be the partner Callum Ilott.
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Canapino, first Argentinian in IndyCar for 25 years
Agustin Canapino will be the first Argentinian driver to play a full season in IndyCar since Juan Manuel Fangio II, who drove in the American championship 25 years ago. “For me, this is a great opportunity, and I am very grateful to Ricardo Juncos, Brad Hollinger, to the Circuit de Termas de Río Hondo and to all the sponsors who make this possible.welcomed the new recruit of JHR. I will do my best at every moment to achieve the best possible results. I go there with the intention of learning and progressing step by step, but I also focus on evolution throughout the season. The objective is to finish the races, to get to know the car and the circuits – especially the ovals. »
The Argentinian already knows the team for having driven for JHR in IMSA, in 2019, at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Agustin Canapino has won 15 national championships in his country, winning multiple titles in the Super TC2000, Top Race V6 and Turismo Carretera categories. Last year, he had done exhibition laps with a JHR IndyCar in Argentina during a promotional tour for the sport and the series. Agustin Canapino’s first IndyCar season will also be supported by the Termas de Río Hondo circuit in Argentina.
The first meeting of the IndyCar season will take place on the St. Petersburg street circuit (Florida) on March 5.
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