AJ Foyt Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the No.14 ROKiT Chevrolet says that Gateway is a really difficult place to race as the NTT IndyCar Series gets ready for today’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway and speaking ahead of the race the Frenchman said:

Gateway is a really difficult place. Same thing here (at the IMS road course) track position is key, passing is almost impossible, unless you get bottled up in traffic and give somebody a big run, but overall, it’s a big track position game. We didn’t have the best of tests during the summer break. Pretty sad day to be honest over there, so not showing up over there with very high expectations, but sometimes you don’t have very high expectations and it turns out better than you think. It’s definitely a track that I know my way around. I was almost on pole in 2019 and ran at the front all night long until I kind of made a mistake on cold tires and stuffed it. There’s a bit of unfinished business over there so hopefully we can do something.

Dalton Kellett in the No.4 K-Line Insulators Chevrolet said:

Looking forward to the race at World Wide Technology Raceway. We had a good test there about a month ago during the break and it’s an exciting track to drive by yourself, so it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out in terms of the race. I know last year it was tough to pass, so that’s going to be important for the teams to figure out and see if they can make passes happen. Also qualifying is going to be key, getting that good track position. It’s also a semi-impound race so you have to make that decision: do you optimize qualifying or the race? So that’s going to be what we’re discussing between now and green flag on Saturday. Overall looking forward to getting back to some oval racing. We’ll have some excitement under the lights at Gateway for sure.

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