Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon who drives the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing says he is hoping for a big weekend north of the border as the series heads to Canada for the Honda Indy Toronto.
Dixon who goes into the race 94 points behind championship leader Josef Newgarden commented by saying:
Toronto is a really fun place to go. To be at a racetrack downtown and on the water is really an unbelievable setting for us as drivers. The city has grown so much and it’s a great market for us. It’s really another classic street course which allows passing zones for the cars. The fans in Toronto – and Canada, in general – are very knowledgeable and you can see that passion come through on race weekends there. I hope we can have a big weekend with the PNC Bank No. 9 car.”
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda is also hoping for a strong weekend in Toronto saying:
“Toronto is a good opportunity for us to score some significant points and have a go at another strong result. I’ve been there before, winning both races on my final weekend in Indy Lights in 2016, and Toronto is also one of my favorite cities in general. It’s always slightly easier returning to a track you already know; to that end, Toronto is a bit like St. Pete for me. Looking back at the first half of the season, it seems that street tracks have been probably our biggest strength pace-wise. I’ll head into the weekend with high hopes in the NTT DATA Car but also with realistic expectations.”