Ludo Lacroix has been confirmed to stay on with Dick Johnson Racing for next season.
There was escalating speculation that Lacroix would leave the team, following the departure of both his star driver Scott McLaughlin and Team Penske.
Team Principal Ryan Story has also been very reluctant to confirm Lacroix’s presence in the team.
However, today the team announced that the Frenchman will remain for another season as the squad enters a new transition phase, welcoming two new drivers and returning to the DJR moniker.
He is expected to retain the technical leadership role he has vacated since joining the team in 2017.
“We’ve got a year to go with the Car of the Future and two new drivers, not very fresh, but new,” said Lacroix.
“We’ve got a year to go and we’ve got to design the Gen3 car, so that’s what I’m doing.
“To all of our fans, we just carry on (from) the last four years and try to get some success for you guys. Thanks for your help.”
Lacroix’s technical genius, coupled by his extensive support in the development of the current-spec Mustang makes him a key element in the success of the team moving forward.
He will also be charged with overseeing the homologation of the Gen3 Mustang set to debut in the series in 2022.