Chip Ganassi Racing’s Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda will be hoping that his experience from Formula One at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas will be beneficial to him during Saturday’s AutoNation Classic at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas, round of the inaugural NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge.
Speaking ahead of the race the Swedish driver said:
Looking forward to go iRacing again. COTA is a track I know pretty well from being there a few times, both in Formula One and INDYCAR. It’s a track I really like, as well, and I’ve had some good success there over the years. I have always enjoyed it in real life, so it’ll be fun to try it in the virtual world, as well. Also, after three races and the last two being on ovals for the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge, it’s going to be interesting to see how it is going back to a road course, how everyone gets on. Everyone is getting more used to iRacing, including myself. I’m learning all the time, but I feel like it’s getting better and better. I want to build on that performance in Motegi. I’m looking forward to a good race in the No. 8 Huski Chocolate Honda car.
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:
It’s going to be interesting to get back to a road course again after quite a few ovals. It’ll be interesting to see who is going to be quick this week. A lot of people have been spending time on the sim the last couple of weeks. So, probably and hopefully it’ll be a lot tighter than when this whole thing started. It’s good to be back at COTA this weekend. Hopefully we can bring the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda car up to the front.”