Paretta Autosport had a very strong start to their on track activity at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday.

Speaking following the action, team owner Beth Paretta commented saying:

Great first day out at IMS. Everything went really well. We were able to, after the rain delay, get some meaningful laps on the track. It’s a test as much for Simona as it is the whole team. This is a new group of people working together and every bit of practice helps because we’ve got a lot of busy days ahead of us and important days ahead of us and today was a great day.”

Simona De Silvestro in the No.16 MoneyLion Rocket Chevrolet commented on her first outing in an IndyCar in six years saying:

“It was really good to get in the car today and just get the feel for it. It definitely feels pretty fast coming back to the Speedway. I’m really happy with the car. It feels really comfortable. We just did our steps we needed to do and it was good getting to work with the team, understanding what everything is going on and also getting the feel back for it. So, I think it was a good day and tomorrow we can start working and getting more and more comfortable out there.

Speaking about Friday morning’s action, De Silvestro said:

It was a good session to finish our refresher and it felt pretty good out there. Hopefully, the weather will stay okay today that we get a few more laps in, but, yes, pretty happy about how it started


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