Chip Ganassi Racing’s Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda says he can’t wait to go racing at the virtual Twin Ring Motegi on Saturday for the NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge Firestone 175, round 4 of the season.
The Swede who raced in Motegi in 2009 commented saying:
I can’t wait to get to race this weekend again! Motegi, it’s actually a track I’ve been racing at back in ’09 in Formula 3, not on the oval, but the road course there. That was pretty fun. I can’t wait to try the oval! It looks like quite a tricky oval, to be honest. It’s going to be fun to race there. Also, I’m looking forward to building on my performance from last weekend. Last weekend was my first pole position with the No. 8 Huski Chocolate Honda car. That was great, and to be leading the race and running in the top group for the first half of the race was so much fun. Unfortunately, we had some issues there in the second half, and the result was not what we wanted. But getting there! Closer and closer, step by step. So, let’s make it a really good one this weekend!”
Speaking to Paddock Eye on Friday during a video conference call five time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda said that while he is enjoying the racing, for him it is just for fun and he is looking forward to getting back to real racing later in the year.
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda hasn’t been to the Motegi oval but had visited the road course and looking ahead to the race he said:
Motegi, it’s a track I have been to before. I haven’t been to the oval, but I have been to the road course two times in Super Formula and Super GT. It seems like it’s a cool track! Many people are talking about that race in the team, so there’s a bit of nostalgia going back to Motegi. I didn’t have very much luck last race. I made it 300 yards, then I was on the roof. So, hopefully we’ll have better luck this time. Trying to go for that first win still in the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda car!”