The Verizon IndyCar Series are set for the biggest motorsport event of the year this weekend with the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil taking place on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
It has been an extremely busy 12 months for Takuma Sato. The Japanese driver took victory in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and has been a fantastic ambassador for the Verizon IndyCar Series on the world stage.
The former Formula One driver even had the opportunity earlier this year to bring the famous Borg Warner trophy home to Japan he has also moved teams having returned to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing during the 2017 off-season following a season with Andretti Autosport.
Sato says that the ultimate key to succeed in the race is to stay focused, calm and out of trouble. Sato will start Sunday’s race from 16th place on the grid following a four lap average qualifying speed of 226.557MPH and is the highest qualifier of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s three entries in the race. Oriol Servia starts the race from 26th place for Scuderia Corsa with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the No.64 Manitowoc Honda while Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda starts the race from 30th place.
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