Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 HyVee Honda was left disappointed following qualifying for the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America on Saturday as he will start Sunday’s race from 14th place with a time of 01:46.2779s and speaking following the session he commented saying:
I’m just super disappointed. We felt like we had made the right moves to improve the car. We felt confident in what we were doing but unfortunately just missed it. Just the few tenths (of a second) we lost in the carousel looks like it cost us advancing where we could have had a chance to improve the Hy-Vee car for Round 2. That being said we weren’t quite quick enough, so we are just going to keep our heads down and focus on the race now.
Takuma Sato in the No.30 Panasonic MiJack Honda starts the race from 20th with a time of 01:46.5130s and speaking following the session he said:
“It was a frustrating qualifying. We had a little moment on my fastest lap where I had to lock up the rear but not only that, we are just simply lacking speed. We need to find the speed; that’s the fundamental issue. We have one more session for warmup today before the race, and hopefully we find a little bit more speed for competitiveness. Whatever the weather forecast is, we have to deal with it, but it wouldn’t be harmful for us if it rained to change the conditions because we have been struggling a bit. First we need to understand and find where we are losing the speed though.”