Pippa Mann will return to the Indianapolis 500 field in 2017 after signing again with Dale Coyne Racing for a fifth consecutive attack on the legendary event.
The British racer will return to the #63 Honda-powered machine alongside engineer Rob Ridgely, who was in her garage during last year’s Indy 500 where she finished eighteenth, her best finish to date.
Mann will line-up alongside Sebastien Bourdais, the winner of the season opening race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season at St. Petersburg, and Ed Jones, who will be making his first Indy 500 start this year.
“I’m very happy to be rejoining Dale Coyne Racing for my fifth consecutive year with the team at the 101st Indy 500,” said Mann. “Dale has invested heavily in the team over the winter, and it’s an exciting time to be part of his organization.
“I’m looking forward to working with the same familiar faces from my 2016 campaign, like my race engineer Rob Ridgely, as well as working with the new members of the team, including my new team-mates Sebastien (Bourdais) and Ed (Jones). I’m thrilled to be getting back on the race track this May for my sixth Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
“I’m also excited about the link up with Auction Cause and eBay for Charity this May. They have so much experience running online campaigns, I feel like it’s a huge step for me, and for the Get Involved Campaign to partner with them.
“This new format has allowed me to reach out to more drivers, get them involved with more signed items, and I’m hoping we’re able to reach more race fans, and raise even more money for Susan G. Komen than we have ever done before.”
Team Owner Dale Coyne has welcome the news that Mann is returning to the team for another shot at the Indy 500 with the backing of Susan G. Komen.
“It’s always a pleasure to have Pippa on board for the Indy 500 and to help promote the Get Involved Campaign, raising funds for Susan G. Komen,” said Coyne.
“Pippa works hard every year to put together this program and to race in the Indy 500. With her perseverance and enthusiasm for our sport, it’s only fitting that we continue this relationship that started five years ago.”