HMD Motorsports (formerly BN Racing) joined the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires in 2017 and quickly made their mark as a front running team. Over the course of the past three seasons, the team has racked up numerous race wins, podiums, pole positions and track records across the three RTI ladder programs.
Joining the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship in mid-2017, the team has continued to grow through all three rungs of the ladder series, expanding into Indy Pro 2000 in 2018 and into Indy Lights in 2019. In just three short seasons, HMD Motorsports has become an established front running team, going head to head and competing for wins in all three levels.
Halfway through the 2019 season, HMD Motorsports began a complete team overhaul, beginning with a team name change from BN Racing to HMD Motorsports. The team also moved their shop to the Indianapolis, Indiana area. Continuing to round out their crew, HMD Motorsports has brought on several highly experienced personal, including team engineers Yancy Diotalevi and Tim Neff. Retiring their USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 entries, HMD Motorsports has turned their focus towards the upper tier of the Road to Indy Ladder Program.
Looking to have a minimum of three Indy Lights entries in the 2020 season, the team decided to partake in the FR Americas program in 2020 after the cancellation of the Indy Lights season.
Maintaining their pattern of expansion, growth and future success, HMD Motorsports is committed to running Indy Lights in 2021 while adding additional personnel and drivers to continue their FR Americas efforts.
|Chassis||LIGIER JS F3 · Carbon composite monocoque built to 2018 FIA F3 technical regulations
· Composite bodywork
· Full 2020 FIA safety compliant
· The FR Americas car is the only chassis to feature the Halo in United States
for junior-open wheel racing, adding an extra element of safety.
|Engine||Honda 2.0-Liter, 4-cylinder,
16-valve, Turbocharged 303 hp
|Electronics||LED Backlit Color Display
· CAN controlled Power Management
· 3-axis plus yaw accelerometer
· Damper potentiometers
· High Speed 4GB Logger
|Gearbox||6-speed sequential shift
· Pneumatic shift system-paddle shift
|Dimensions||Wheelbase: 2920 mm
Length: 4895.5 mm
Width: 1850 mm
Weight: 650 kg
|Chassis||The Dallara IL-15 is a state-of-the-art, single-seat, open-wheel, Indy car-style chassis manufactured by Dallara Automobili, complete with safety components meeting FIA specifications with INDYCAR standards (headrests, seats, secondary pedal bulkhead, zylon panels).|
|Engine||2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 450 HP, plus an additional 50 HP in Push-to-Pass|
|Electronics||Cosworth wiring looms, data logger, dash display and sensors with Life Racing ECU, paddle-shift kit, “drive-by-wire” throttle control and driver adjustable map settings|
|Gearbox||Ricardo 6-speed semi-automatic with Tilton carbon 3 plate clutch technology|
|Brakes||PFC rotors (309mm x 28mm), aluminum monoblock calipers and pads|
|Wheels / Tyres||Patented Motegi Racing aluminum wheels with techno-mesh design wrapped in dry and wet tires to Indy Lights specification supplied by Cooper Tires.|
|Dimensions||Wheelbase: 2971 mm
Length: 4876 mm
Width: 1930 mm
Weight: 626-635 kg