A Good Opening Day For Rahal

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Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal In the No.15 United Rentals Honda was happy with the opening day of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday.

Rahal who finished the day in 20th place with a speed of 222.784MPH commented saying:

“It was a good day.  I think we checked off everything that was on our list of things to try today.  We wanted to stay pretty strict and only use three sets of tires.  We could have used more, done more running, but we wanted to make sure we save up for the rest of the week. I was surprised that a lot of guys ran more than I expected today but we stuck to the plan and I’m pleased with where we are, speed and setup wise.”

Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack Honda was 14th fastest with a speed of 227.249MPH and speaking following the day’s action he said:

“It is good to be back on the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  The car felt really good today and we made it through quite a few parts of our program in the testing and to get the group runs in was very valuable.  There is still a lot of work to be done but it was very productive for the first day.”

Jordan King in the No.42 Honda commented saying:

At rookie orientation, it was a bit strange really.  It’s one of those things that as a racing driver you want to be flat out and be 100% all the time.  You have to bring it back and build up to it. It was a bit of a strange feeling to have to sit at a certain pace and pass the test.  But then after a few laps you have built up to it.  In the end, I’m happy with how the day has gone especially with a bit of jet lag.  I’m looking forward to tomorrow.  Hopefully we can start running in the pack and move the car forward”

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