Carlin Racing completed their first day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a Verizon IndyCar Series team on Monday.
Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba Chevrolet was delighted with how his run at the Brickyard went saying:
Honestly, I don’t think you could have scripted a better first day for the No. 23 car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s the first time Carlin has ever run on a superspeedway, it’s brand new bodywork…mechanically, we were really safe, really conservative all day long. We started to tune and get some lap speed out of it towards the end of the day. Honestly, it gives us a really good foundation moving forward. We’ve got a day on Wednesday, we’ll work through some more details, work through some more information, and then we’ll be in good shape when we come back here to start the month of May.
Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet was also delighted with his day at the Speedway:
Very impressive first day for a team that has never driven an Indy car on the hardest track in North America. We had a really smooth day and made good changes. Every time we made a change, it was better. We never took a change off the car. It was a really nice, solid first day with no issues. Fingers crossed we can have more of that Wednesday and come into the month of May with some speed behind a rookie team.