Statement from Erik Berkman, Honda Performance Development President, regarding the addition of Lotus Cars to IZOD IndyCar Series competition, beginning in 2012:

"This is exciting news. Lotus Cars has a long and distinguished record in motorsports, and will add to the worldwide appeal of IZOD IndyCar Series racing. Congratulations to Randy Bernard and the entire IndyCar Series staff. They have returned multiple-manufacturer competition to IndyCar racing following a lengthy absence, and we appreciate the efforts and dedication that helped make this possible.

"Along with last week's announcement that Chevrolet will join the series in 2012, the addition of Lotus is yet another indication of IndyCar's growing popularity. We look forward to taking on our worthy rivals from both Lotus and Chevrolet, and providing fans with the thrilling competition that is the hallmark of IZOD IndyCar Series racing."

-source: honda racing