AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet is looking forward to tonight’s NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge at Watkins Glen International circuit. Speaking ahead of the race Kanaan said:
The world of SIM racing is new to me, & when I say new, I mean it. When INDYCAR announced they were planning on creating something to keep the drivers & fans connected through this difficult time, I went after getting a SIM setup for the house. That was last week!
The Brazilian who will compete in all the oval races during the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season which has been rescheduled starting with the Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix presented by Lear on May 30 went on to discuss sim Racing saying:
Since then I’ve spent some time getting used to it & learning the basics to be able to participate, but I’ve got to admit, the younger drivers that are used to iRacing or other types of SIM racing have a huge advantage over a guy like me that just started 4 days ago. “Nonetheless, I believe that it’s a neat idea and as a driver I support the initiative of INDYCAR to go iRacing and keep creating content and interacting with the fans. I’m looking forward to seeing how this first race goes!
Dalton Kellett will make his virtual NTT IndyCar Series debut this afternoon and speaking ahead the race he said:
I’m looking forward to the iRacing #INDYCARChallenge. Although it’s not how we planned to start the season, it is a chance for us all to go racing and entertain the fans. That’s what it’s all about.
Kellett who is driving the No.41 K Line Insulators Chevrolet went on to say:
This is also a unique opportunity, as we are debuting the K-Line Insulators livery on the #41 ‘eCar’.
Sebastien Bourdais in the No.4 Tresiba Chevrolet commented saying:
I never did iRacing or more real simulation games because we had the kids and life is busy enough without me saying Hey I’m just going to play games. Since our job right now is going to be restricted to only virtual stuff, that’s the route we’ve got to take. We just have to try and do the best we can with it. Ultimately it is just another challenge. Hopefully we give some real entertainment to the fans, keep engaged with them and put on some good shows. Then it is a win-win situation.