INDIANAPOLIS – The Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports will field an entry in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Championship for Benjamin Pedersen next season.
“I am looking forward to a new season and the new challenge that lies ahead,” said the 21-year-old Danish/American driver. “I completed my first two-day test at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in November and am now testing at Sebring International Raceway as well to become comfortable with the car, new surroundings, new team members and everything that comes with entering a new series. We have several more tests planned within the coming months and I will be working hard to ensure that I am 100% ready to go for the start of the season.”
While Pedersen has not competed in the Road to Indy ladder program, he has been very active in the open wheel scene for the past five seasons.
Most recently Pedersen took part in the first five rounds of the Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda with the Global Racing Group, where he earned a best finish of fourth before heading to the United Kingdom to compete in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, claiming a win at the Silverstone Circuit and three podiums during the season.
In 2019, Pedersen finished second in the F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda (now Formula Regional Americas) with seven wins in 10 races after finishing third in the Championship the year prior.
“Benjamin has come up to speed pretty quickly in an Indy Lights car and I think time between now and season start will only see continued steps forward,” added Team Manager A.J. Smith. “He is definitely talented and while almost every track on the calendar will be new to him, I am confident in the team that we have built around him to ensure success.”
The Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports will announce the remainder of its lineup in the near future.