Conquest Racing confirms IndyCar exit
14 February 2013 – Conquest Racing has given up on its plans to return to the IndyCar Series in 2013, with the team having sold its DW12 chassis this week. The outfit, which has participated in open-wheel racing for the past 16 years, will now focus on the American Le Mans Series after a successful switch to the category last season.
"We made this decision this week, after considering many scenarios we decided that the time for putting together a competitive program in IndyCar was running out and it was better to step back as opposed to creating a last minute program that didn’t live up to our standards," Team Principal Eric Bachelart said of the decision.
"The good news is that this decision allows us to focus purely on our sportscar program, which we debuted very successfully last year. Fighting for the P2 championship with no previous endurance experience was a very positive experience for us, and we proved what we can do as a team."
Conquest picked up two victories and three pole positions in the ALMS last year, with Martin Plowman and David Heinemeier Hansson leading the team's full-time effort.