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 crew 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 varied instances this 12 months 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 trip – the crew has no less than been capable of verify Harvey within the #45 automotive.
Harvey, whose finest outcome stays the third place on the 2019 GP of Indianapolis, however who began from the highest 5 on 4 events final 12 months, described the transfer to RLL as “an thrilling subsequent chapter.”
He mentioned: “I’ve been working in direction of this second for my whole 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 crew.
Jack Harvey, Meyer Shank Racing Honda
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“We have now widespread objectives of competing for wins and championships, and I’m assured we’ll be contending from the drop of the inexperienced flag subsequent 12 months.
“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 crew,” mentioned Rahal of the 2012 British Formulation 3 champion who additionally twice completed runner-up within the Indy Lights championship.
“He has an ideal document of success through the years in all types of racing so I’m happy that he agreed to affix our crew.
“He and Graham will work nicely collectively and be a robust basis for our driver lineup that may increase not solely the extent of every driver individually however of the crew because of this.
“I respect and admire his dedication and work ethic to racing, on and off the monitor, which is so key.
“And I additionally respect the way in which 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.”