[Bryan Herta Autosport Press Release]
2014 Indy Lights Champion Gabby Chaves will pilot the famed #98 for Bryan Herta Autosport w/ Curb-Agajanian in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. On the strength of four wins, including a win at the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Chaves earned last year’s Indy Lights Championship. Chaves joins the team for his rookie Verizon IndyCar Series season, looking to compete for wins and the Rookie of the Year honors for both the Indianapolis 500 and the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Toronto based David Bowen continues his partnership in the #98 entry that began in 2012. Corporate partners for the team will be revealed in a series of upcoming announcements.
Quotes from Bryan Herta about Chaves and Running a Rookie Driver again:
“We’re excited to have Gabby join the team this year. In December we had the opportunity to test him at Sebring and his speed and feedback were very impressive. Gabby has the skills and mindset to make a real impact in Indycar, I see no reason why Gabby should not be a top contender for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.”
“Recent experience has shown that top drivers graduating from Indy Lights have transitioned to Indycar with great success. We have had the opportunity to work with a few rookie drivers in the last couple years and we believe we have a great environment to support their development and achieve great results.”
Quotes from Gabby Chaves on joining BHA:
“I’m so excited and honored to be the latest Colombian driver in Indycar! Our country has such a great history in the sport and especially at the Indianapolis 500 with drivers like Roberto Guerrero, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Carlos Munoz ~I can’t wait to make my own history there!”
“I’d like to thank my personal team that has been supporting me since the start of my career. It’s been an incredible journey and to finally become a Verizon IndyCar driver is an awesome feeling and the start of a great future. I’d also like to thank Bryan Herta and the entire BHA team for this opportunity. I’m really excited and prepared to get the 2015 season underway…”
About Bryan Herta Autosport:
Co-Founded by veteran driver Bryan Herta, Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) has been a race-winning team in Firestone Indy Lights competition since 2009 and won the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with driver Dan Wheldon in only its second Indycar Series start. BHA currently fields entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series and in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Series as Bryan Herta Rallysport. Since 2012, BHA has partnered with David Bowen, who is based in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit www.bryanhertaautosport.com.