IndyCar: Tagliani remains with Bryan Herta Autosport for 2013 image

Alex Tagliani will keep his seat at Bryan Herta Autosport in 2013.

The Canadian was widely expected to stay on with the team and the deal has now been finalised. “The combination of Alex and all the BHA crew and engineering group really worked well last year and we all agreed that having Alex return would give us our best chance to win races and compete on every type of track the IndyCar schedule throws at us,” team owner Bryan Herta said in a press release.

Bryan Herta Autosport’s 2012 season was compromised when the team chose to use the uncompetitive Lotus engine at the start of the season. BHA then switched to Honda in time for the Indianapolis 500. The results were better after the engine switch, with the team taking a pole at Texas Motor Speedway. However, Tagliani couldn’t climb higher than 17th in the championship.

“The 2012 season was strong for us, despite the challenges we faced, and the results don’t reflect all our successes. In our second season together at Barracuda Racing, we can only climb upward as a team,” said Tagliani.

As last year, Tagliani will drive the No. 98 Barracuda Racing Honda.