Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet will start today’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach from 15th place after setting a fastest time of 01:08.7167s and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
Progress has definitely been made. We had traffic and the increase in temperature made the car balance pretty challenging. I feel like we made a huge step forward and I was able to get the most out of what we had apart from the traffic. It’s really good for myself and the whole team to see some progression being made and hopefully we’ll be able to carry that into the race tomorrow with the No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet.
Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Treiba Chevrolet will start the 85 lap race from 23rd place on the grid with a fastest time of 01:09.7481s and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
I’m really disappointed honestly, because we made such good progress this morning. I felt really good about the No. 23 Tresiba Chevrolet after this morning’s session, but we just struggled to get any good lap times out of the tires and find any grip. We’ll go back and figure out what it needs for the race and dial up the strategy. There’s always something going on around here as far as yellows, strategies, and fuel, so I’m optimistic. Max (Chilton) did a really nice job in qualifying, so we’ll go back and compare our data to see where we need to be for tomorrow.