Dale Coyne Racing endured a disappointing GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the IMS road course on Saturday afternoon.
David Malukas and Sting Ray Robb were attempting to overtake Andretti Autosport’s Romain Grosjean on lap 2 of the race when they collided with each other.
The damage to both cars was to sever and they were both forced to retire from the race.
Speaking following the action, Malukas said:
That was a very short race for us. We did about a lap and a half. The unfortunate part about it is that it was teammates. Sting Ray was battling Grosjean and they both seemed to brake late going into the corner and unfortunately I was collected in it. No bad feelings towards Sting Ray. Now we move on to the 500 and I’m very confident in our car and the team heading into practice and qualifying next week
Sting Ray Robb in the No.51 Biohaven Honda commented saying:
“That wasn’t what we were looking to do today. Rule number one in racing, don’t make contact with your teammate, and that’s on me today. If any of the factors were different it probably would have been a different scenario, but we have both cars parked in the garage and the race is still going on. I’m super sorry to the team. All the variables were just in the wrong order today. It wasn’t the day we wanted and not the day the Dale Coyne Racing team deserves. Again, that’s on me. Now we move on and focus on the next one. We’re on track for Indy 500 practice this next week, so I’m looking forward to going fast and turning left.”
Next up for the team is practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday.