IndyCar announces new head of engine development

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Marvin Riley, a former member of Honda Performance development for 10 years, has been announced as IndyCar’s new head of engine development.

Riley most recently worked as HPD’s assistant manager of its own engine development department. In this role, he was responsible for the execution of all HPD major engine performance specifications and test plans.

Now, he will work with the sanctioning body to develop rules and performance standards for both of the series’ engine suppliers, Honda and Chevrolet.

Riley holds a mechanical engineering degree from Michigan, as well as an MBA from UCLA.

“I’m happy to have someone of Marvin’s experience join the team,” IndyCar vice president of technology Will Phillips said in a statement released today.

“As well as helping to define the future INDYCAR powertrain regulations, Marvin will oversee the engine manufacturers’ performance and competition to ensure they are competing within the current rules.”