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Honda, Chevy satisfied by first track test of 2024 IndyCar engines

Honda, Chevy satisfied by first track test of 2024 engines

Although this first test was run in great secrecy, with the current 2.2 litre engine’s alternator in place of the spec hybrid component from Mahle, both companies said they welcomed the chance to at least run their respective internal combustion engine [ICE] element of the 2024 IndyCar powertrain.

The two-day test was extended to a third day due to adverse weather conditions. Scott Dixon drove the Honda-powered Chip Ganassi Racing car for all three days of the test, whereas Chevrolet’s Team Penske car was driven by Josef Newgarden on Monday, and by Will Power on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Great secrecy surrounded the test which was held on the 2.587-mile version of the circuit that adds an extra loop at Turn 5 compared with the layout used in IndyCar’s two races on the Indianapolis road course.

However, David Salters, HPD president and technical director said: “A big shout out to the inspiring Honda men and women at HPD back in California, where the Honda Indy car engine is…

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