Callum Ilott will race with Juncos Hollinger Racing for the rest of the 2021 IndyCar season, expanding his one race deal into three.
Originally Ilott was only signed for the team’s return race at Portland, with the 22-year-old citing previous obligations as the reason for not immediately hopping on board for the final two races.
As reported by RACER, the Alfa Romeo test driver will now pilot the #77 JHR Chevy for each of the three races the team is contesting at the end of this season.
Team owner Ricardo Juncos was pushing for Ilott to stick around for the final two races at the time of his original deal, and it seems that he was able to convince him to alter his schedule a bit.
“The entire Juncos Hollinger Racing organization is thrilled to keep Callum Ilott on board for all three races to finish off the season,” Juncos said.
“We are looking forward to a great debut as a team tomorrow on track and to build on each session throughout the next few weeks.
“Callum brings a great deal of talent, and we have all been working hard together over the past few weeks to build our program, so it feels great to carry this relationship as a team for the rest of the season.”
Ilott will get his first race-weekend action this Saturday at Portland International Raceway, with Laguna Seca and Long Beach rounding out the season.
Juncos has not yet decided on a driver for the 2022 campaign, when it will be running a full IndyCar season for the first time in it’s history.