This weekend is set to a massive one in Toronto as not only does the Honda Indy Toronto celebrate 30 years of hosting the Verizon IndyCar Series but the Mayor of HinchTown James Hinchcliffe returns to race at his home event and following a strong result last time out in Iowa where he came from the back of the field to finish the race in 9th place moving up one place in the series points standing Hinch will be hoping to carry that momentum forward to give his home crowd something to cheer about.
So what does the Mayor of HinchTown think about returning to Toronto?
What more can I say about racing in Toronto? For me, it’s like Christmas in July. Getting to come back to my home town and race in front of the crowd that I was in for decades as a kid is an unreal feeling. Luck hasn’t been on my side here but statistically, that has to change at some point! I’m excited to get on track in the Arrow Electronics car after a solid result in Iowa, and hopefully this year we will have a smooth weekend and give the Canadian fans something to cheer for.
Mikhail Aleshin in the No.7 SMP Racing Honda had a great race last time out too where he finished the race in fifth place and speaking ahead of the race in Toronto this weekend he commented by saying:
I’m very happy to return to Toronto this year with the Verizon IndyCar Series. It’s a beautiful town and lots of fun. At the same time, it’s a difficult and very technical track, but I’m looking forward to racing there in the SMP Racing car. We had a very good race last weekend in Iowa with a fifth place finish, so I’m aiming to follow that up with another good result in Toronto.”