US suspension specialist, Hendrickson, is creating a purpose-built engineering support trailer as part of a sponsorship deal with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL Racing).
RLL Racing and Hendrickson recently announced a multi-year partnership that will see Hendrickson become an associate sponsor of the team’s NTT IndyCar Series program.
The engineering support trailer will reportedly be used 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 maximise 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 maximises 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.
“For Hendrickson, advanced technology and innovation continues to drive our product development engineering process,” said Hendrickson President and CEO, Gary Gerstenslager.
“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,” he said.