IndyCar confirms horsepower increase for Push to Pass

The IndyCar series has officially announced it will implement an increase in the horsepower boost provided by the Push to Pass system for the 2016 season.

The use of push-to-pass will now see an increase of the turbocharger boost pressure from 150 kPa to 165kPa, as opposed to the 160kPa mark that it had reached in 2015.

As IndyCar's VP of Technology Will Phillips has previously indicated to Motorsport.com, this will mean the push-to-pass boost will now add 20 more horsepower.

"The Verizon IndyCar series already boasts some of the most exciting racing anywhere," said IndyCar President Jay Frye. "This technological update is part of IndyCar's ongoing initiative to enhance the overall level of competition and excitement even more.

"Increasing the available push-to-pass horsepower will make the system more robust and lead to additional overtaking opportunities on road and street circuits."

IndyCar has also announced that the duration of the push-to-pass boost - and the number of boosts available per race - will remain unchanged.

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