Montoya, Servià to test IndyCar aero kits
17 July 2017 – IndyCar veterans Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servià will perform testing duties with the universal aero kit, which will be fitted to all cars in 2018.
The aero kits will be affixed to the current Dallara IR-12 chassis used in the championship, and testing will begin next Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Penske will provide the Chevrolet-powered Dallara chassis to be driven by Montoya, while Servià will drive a Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara with a Honda engine.
Both Penske and Schmidt will provide the crews for testing, though the run plans will be organised by IndyCar officials, with data shared between all teams, ensuring no-one gains an advantage.
"I think going back to one aero kit for both [engine] manufacturers is good for the sport," said two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Montoya.
"It opens the door to other companies to get interested in the championship again."
Further tests are planned to take place at Mid-Ohio, Iowa Speedway and Sebring, permitting permanent road course, short oval and street course simulations.