Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) and Hendrickson, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of suspension systems and components to the global commercial transportation industry, announced today a multi-year partnership that will see Hendrickson become an associate sponsor of the team’s NTT IndyCar Series program as well as the creation of a purpose-built engineering support trailer to be utilized throughout the season beginning with the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.
“The addition of a third trailer devoted exclusively to our engineers will enable us to maximize information sharing between our most important assets – our human capital," said Bobby Rahal, team co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with David Letterman and Michael Lanigan. “In addition to using the state-of-the-art trailer to its full extent, we are looking forward to sharing technology."
The design of the engineering support trailer features a single wheel INTRAAX suspension that maximizes the interior dimensions and usable space for the race team. It debuted at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the team prepares for the Indianapolis 500 on May 26. The team won the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice as the driver.
Gary Gerstenslager, Hendrickson, President and CEO said, “For Hendrickson, advanced technology and innovation continues to drive our product development engineering process. We look at all industries for inspiration and new ideas, and INDYCAR has always been at the top of the list. The opportunity to partner with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing on their Engineering Support Trailer and to share technology was an easy decision for Hendrickson. We are proud to be associated with RLL."
The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday, May 26. NBC will begin race day coverage at 11 a.m. EST. To learn more about the team and to view preparations for the Indianapolis 500 via a garage camera, please visit www.rahal.com.