Carlin Racing’s Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba Chevrolet said that he and the team had a decent start to the Honda Indy 200 weekend at the Mid-Ohio sports car course on Friday.
In the opening session of the day, Kimball was involved in an accident which resulted in him having to sit out the last 15 minutes of the second session and speaking following his day in the car, the Californian commented by saying:
“It was a decent start to the weekend. It was a little tough during that second session with all of the red flags. We just didn’t get the lap time we thought the No. 23 Tresiba Chevrolet was capable of, but we’ll learn overnight and see what can be improved before qualifying tomorrow afternoon. We’ll look at what the No. 59 car did today, figure out how to be better, and make a plan for tomorrow.”
Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet had a disappointing day and speaking following the on track action, the Englishman commented by saying:
“It was a challenging couple of sessions for us today. Obviously, this morning we showed good pace, but didn’t end up where we wanted to on the timing sheet. We struggled with a bit of balance issues in both sessions today that we didn’t see when we tested here last week. We’re going to work on getting to the bottom of that overnight and try to correct it before we head out tomorrow morning. There were a lot of reds and yellows (flags) in both sessions, which didn’t help us, but we did a long run and our tires seemed to last a little bit better than some of the other cars. Fingers crossed we can qualify as well as we did when we tested here last week. Mid-Ohio is a track that I enjoy driving, so I’m hoping for a top-10 finish on Sunday.”