Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato says that the Chevrolet Duals In Detroit this weekend will be completely different to the Indy 500.
The Andretti Autosport pilot became the first Japanese driver to win the greatest spectacle in motorsport last weekend. Sato heads to Detroit in third place in the series points standings and has a best finish in Detroit of 2nd place in race 2 in 2015.
Speaking ahead of the event this weekend he commented by saying:
Detroit will be completely different from the Indy 500. It’s going back to a street course – very bumpy track, a lot of braking and tight corners. Usually Detroit is a very exciting track and quite challenging. I personally have a good memory (finishing second in the second Belle Isle race in 2015) as well as the team has a strong record, so I’m looking forward to going back to the street course.
Alexander Rossi goes to Detroit aiming to build on strong performance last weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and speaking ahead of the Detroit event he said:
Coming off a strong but disappointing race at Indianapolis, I am very excited and motivated to get back in the car here in just a couple of days. We have the pace to win races and we just need to focus on having complete weekends.
Marco Andretti commented about the event in Detroit by saying:
We need to play catch up a bit in the championship and make points count where we can – and are still very focused on getting a race win. With Detroit being a double header, we’re looking forward to capitalizing on an opportunity for double points.
Ryan Hunter Reay is looking to bounce back from a disappointing race at the Indy 500 which saw him retire from the event with an engine failure and speaking ahead Detroit he commented by saying:
Hopefully we can finally turn our luck around in Detroit. I’ve always enjoyed racing at Belle Isle and following our podium at this event last year, we have every reason to be optimistic for the double header.