Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda says he is hoping to bounce back in Detroit this weekend following a tough Indianapolis 500 last weekend where he was involved in an on track incident with Graham Rahal.
Speaking ahead of the double header this weekend, the Frenchman said:
Roger (Penske) and his staff have done a great job with the Detroit Grand Prix. Every year it just gets better, even if the weather doesn’t always cooperate. The atmosphere is fantastic, the improvements to the facility are great, and the staff is courteous and helpful. It’s just a great event. The weekend is unique with two races, which is tough on the team, but it’s the same for everyone. Obviously, I’ve had some success there winning races in 2015 and 2016. I haven’t really qualified well, which we have to improve on because qualifying is so important on that circuit. Unfortunately, Indy didn’t go the way we wanted, but the SealMaster Honda No. 18 team always works hard and never gives up. If we can have two strong performances this weekend on Belle Isle, we can make up a lot of ground in the standings.
Santino Ferrucci in the No.19 Cly Del Honda heads to Detroit having been crowned the Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year for 2019 following a seventh place finish on Sunday and speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:
After picking up my best career finish in the NTT IndyCar Series as a rookie at the Indianapolis 500 last weekend, I can’t wait to head to Detroit this weekend, to a track that I’ve actually raced at before, where I made my series debut last year. We’re carrying momentum from our last two races and we were fast in Detroit last year, so I don’t see why we can’t continue our top-10 progress. I’m really looking forward to the doubleheader weekend.