It Is A Satisfying Result
DragonSpeed Racing’s Ben Hanley who makes his NTT IndyCar Series debut this weekend in the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg on Sunday with the new team had a great qualifying session on Saturday.
The Englishman set the 12th fastest time in qualifying and that is where he will start in the No.81 10Star DragonSpeed Chevrolet.
Speaking following the day’s action he said:
We had to work through quite a few technical problems in practice, so it was satisfying to come out of our first NTT IndyCar Series qualifying with a good result. Qualifying was our first chance to run (Firestone alternate) red tires, so we started on a set, and with the interruptions, it worked in our favor. Getting through to Q2 was a nice reward for all the crew’s hard work, and it also gave us an extra 10 minutes to learn about the car. We’ll try to learn some more in the morning warmup and then it’s exam time in the race.”
The result was made even better considering the fact that the team had their first run in the new car just last week so it is a real achievement for them to start their first NTT IndyCar Series event from 12th place on the grid.