Conquest collaborated with Andretti Autosport to field Ana Beatriz at Sao Paulo and Indianapolis last year.
Conquest Racing announced today that the team will focus solely on its American Le Mans Series car program in 2013, and will take a hiatus from the IZOD IndyCar Series after selling its DW12 chassis this week. The announcement interrupts the team's 16-year involvement in open-wheel competition.
“We made this decision this week, after considering many scenarios we decided that the time for putting together a competitive program in IndyCar was running out and it was better to step back as opposed to creating a last-minute program that didn't live up to our standards," said team owner Eric Bachelart (ABOVE). "The good news is that this decision allows us to focus purely on our sports car program, which we debuted very successfully last year. Fighting for the P2 championship with no previous endurance experience was a very positive experience for us, and we proved what we can do as a team.
"We are currently evaluating different programs for ALMS, in the P2, PC and GTC categories, where we know that once again we can build a championship winning effort and fight for wins with the rest of the teams out there. We are also very excited about the unified series in 2014 as it is opening a lot of exciting possibilities for us which we will work on throughout this year.”