As an official partner of the KV Racing Technology #11 IZOD IndyCar Series team, Mouser Electronics launched its third IZOD IndyCar season with champion driver Tony Kanaan behind the wheel of the #11 IndyCar. The 38-year-old Brazilian champion driver injured his hand in a late-race accident with Oriol Servia at Long Beach on Sunday, April 20. With two weeks to recover, Kanaan says he hopes to be able compete in his hometown of São Paulo on May 5.
"It’s been so exciting to watch Tony drive the #11 IndyCar so far this season. He pushes hard every race and never gives up. It was an unfortunate accident at Long Beach. All of us wish him a speedy recovery," said Todd McAtee, Mouser Vice President of Business Development. “He’s definitely due for a win this season.”
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Mouser is proud to partner with this year’s valued sponsors: TTI, Inc, Sager, Amphenol, Bivar, ebm-papst, Fluke, Hammond Manufacturing, Harwin, LEMO, Molex, Murata, NKK Switches, Ohmite, Phoenix Contact, and TE Connectivity.
Mouser first sponsored IndyCar in 2011 as an innovative way to communicate its performance-driven business model and promote the newest technologies and how they impact the high-tech world of IndyCar racing. Since every advanced, sophisticated component that goes into an IndyCar is all about precision and gaining a performance edge out on the track, IndyCar provides the perfect vehicle to build top-of-mind awareness for Mouser and its industry-leading manufacturers.
Last year, with the support of many of Mouser’s suppliers, the team experienced a great season, filled with excitement, anticipation and some intense racing. Kanaan, who drove the No. 11 Mouser Electronics/GEICO/KV Racing Technology Chevrolet/Firestone IndyCar, logged seven Top 6 finishes during the 2012 season, including three Top 3 showings – a season-high 2nd place at Milwaukee and two outstanding 3rd place finishes (at Iowa and the podium finish at the historic Indianapolis 500).
The 2013 IZOD IndyCar series will feature 19 races. The series travels to Mouser’s backyard on June 8 for the Firestone 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway. Kanaan finished 5th last year at the TMS behind the wheel of the #11 Mouser Electronics/GEICO KV Racing Chevrolet.
With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What’s Next in advanced technologies. Mouser offers customers 19 global support locations and stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is updated daily and searches more than 10 million products to locate over 3 million orderable part numbers available for easy online purchase. Mouser.com also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.