IndyCar announced on Thursday that it has “mandated structural upgrades to strengthen designated Honda and Chevrolet bodywork components” ahead of this weekend’s race at NOLA Motorsports Park, according to a press release.
The modifications include the addition of components that will improve the overall strength of the bodywork for both manufacturer entries, Chevrolet and Honda. The components have been redesigned by each manufacturer and approved by IndyCar for implementation.
“We applaud both Honda and Chevrolet for their efforts to implement these changes,” said Derrick Walker, IndyCar President of Competition and Operations. “With a quick turnaround from St. Petersburg, our partners were very diligent in making these enhancements in time for this weekend’s event,” he said.
“We will continue this collaboration and expect additional improvements in the future.”
The upgrades introduced to the aero kits “were implemented to minimize the amount of damage to bodywork components in the event of car-to-car contact.”
“IndyCar delivers a quality racing product and we will always be proactive to implement changes that benefit our fans,” Walker added.
“These upgrades are a good first step that will make immediate improvements to the race this weekend at NOLA Motorsports Park.”