Dale Coyne Racing endured a tough day at the office in the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course on Sunday.
Esteban Gutierrez in the No.18 Unifin Honda started the race from 12th place but was left disappointed as the Mexican ended the event in 20th place and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
It was a bit eventful but I think we can be happy about the progress we made in terms of pace. The first pit stop impacted the outcome of our race. It was not good timing, there was a bit of miscommunication on my part but we were able to continue the race, and that was the important thing. We were showing very strong pace overall. I think that’s the positive we can take out of this race. We lost the chance to finish in the Top 10, which I was aiming for. It was still quite fun, especially on the restart at the front. Now we have to look forward to the next two races, two ovals. Hopefully we’ll be making some progress again.
Ed Jones in the No.19 Boy Scouts of America Honda started the race from 15th place and finished the event in 21st place, two laps down on race winner Josef Newgarden and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
Overall, it was a difficult weekend. The race didn’t go our way, the car was a little hard to drive, then we had an issue on a pit stop which sent me to the back of the field, and then I had the spin that sent me two laps down. It was a bit of a weekend to forget, to be honest.
Despite the tough race there was some great news from Dale Coyne Racing as Sebastien Bourdais will make his return to the Verizon IndyCar Series on Monday at the Mid-Ohio sports car course.