Toby Sowery to Make IndyCar Debut with Dale Coyne Racing

    GT News, May 2023 – In a thrilling announcement, Dale Coyne Racing has revealed that British racing driver Toby Sowery will make his highly anticipated IndyCar debut at the upcoming Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course event.

    The 28-year-old Briton, who has an impressive racing pedigree, will pilot the Honda-powered #51 entry for DCR, which is also partnered with Rick Ware Racing. Sowery’s journey to the IndyCar Series has been marked by success in various racing categories, including the BRDC British Formula 3 championship, where he finished third in 2016, and the Radical World Finals, which he won in 2022.

    Sowery’s first taste of IndyCar machinery came last year when he participated in a test with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing at Sebring International Raceway. Since then, he has been honing his skills in the LMP2 category of the IMSA SportsCar Championship with CrowdStrike Racing by APR, as well as competing in the GT World Challenge Europe with Century Motorsport.

    “Racing in the IndyCar Series is an exciting challenge for anyone, and I’m extremely fortunate to be given this opportunity by Dale,” Sowery said. “This race adds to an already incredible season for me filled with two amazing programmes in IMSA and GT World Challenge. Dale Coyne has been fundamental to IndyCar in giving drivers opportunities to prove themselves, and I am eager for this challenge.”

    The upcoming Mid-Ohio event will mark the official race debut of the hybrid unit, which is planned to run for the remainder of the IndyCar season. Sowery’s maiden IndyCar start on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn natural terrain road course will be a significant milestone in his career.

    “I’ve been following Toby’s career for quite some time now,” said Coyne. “He’s shown that he can quickly adapt to whatever car he is driving and has a successful track record to prove it. We realise coming into the weekend at Mid-Ohio with no prior testing of the car in its hybrid form might be a steep learning curve, but we’re confident he will get up to speed quickly and we look forward to seeing what he can do.”

    Sowery will be the sixth different driver to pilot the #51 DCR entry this year, further showcasing the team’s commitment to providing opportunities for talented drivers to showcase their skills in the highly competitive IndyCar Series.

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