It has been a busy week for Andretti Autosport between the Indianapolis 500 and Detroit Grand Prix as the team announced on Wednesday that Kyle Kirkwood willl replace Alexander Rossi in the No.27 AutoNation Honda from 2023.

Looking ahead to this weekend’s Belle Isle Grand Prix of Detroit, Colton Herta com.ented saying:

I’m looking forward to our last time at Belle Isle. I absolutely love this racetrack. It is one of the best street circuits in the world with fast flowing corners and some very technical bits. We’ve had some success there as a team and I hope we can get another win with the Gainbridge Honda.”

Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts AutoNation Honda says he can’t to get to the Detroit for the final race on Belle Isle before the event moves Downtown.

I’m super pumped to get to Detroit this weekend. We had a decent month of May, and we are heading into one of my favorite street courses of the year. We’ve been close to winning here in the past, and this will be our last opportunity to do it at Belle Isle before we move downtown in 2023.”

Romain Grosjean in the No.28 Zapata DHL Honda os looking forward to this weekend’s race saying:

I’m very much looking forward to go to Detroit. It’s definitively one of the hardest tracks that I’ve been racing on during my career but I had a very strong pace in 2021 with two top-five finishes in qualifying. This year we have had a very strong package with Andretti on all street course and I’m looking forward to surf on the good wave of Long Beach.”

Devlin DeFrancesco is also excited about Detroit saying:

It’s a track I enjoyed when I race in Indy Lights. The Andretti Autosport crew always seems to have strong cars in Detroit, so I hope we can be competitive. I’m looking forward to getting back to a street course to apply some things we’ve learned over the course of this season.”

Rob Edwards, Chief Operating Officer with Andretti Autosport said:

“The last INDYCAR race on Belle Isle. It’s an event that has been good to Andretti Autosport over the years and we’re excited to continue that this weekend. After some challenges at the Indianapolis 500 this is the perfect opportunity to get the program back on course as we move into the middle third of the season.”

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