Harding Steinbrenner Racing team president Brian Barnhart was really happy with Colton Herta and the No.88 Capstone Turbine Honda crew’s performance in Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid Ohio sportscar course.
Herta scored another solid top ten with an eighth place finish and speaking following the race, Barnhart said:
“I’m really happy for the #88 Capstone Turbine Honda guys and Colton. “Everyone did a great job all weekend. I thought our strategy was sound with a three-stop pit stop strategy along with the use of Firestone alternate and primary tires. It’s unfortunate that we got collected with Bourdais in turn two, so we lost a lot of valuable time that we were making up. That most likely made the difference in us finishing potentially on the podium today. It’s a shame, but everyone did a great job all weekend long.”
Colton Herta was a little disappointed as he felt he was capable of finishing on the podium:
The Honda 200 was an unfortunate race for me today because I know the #88 Capstone Turbine Honda car was capable of getting on the podium,” said Colton Herta. “So, it’s disappointing that we finished eighth. The boys worked so hard this weekend. We had excellent pit stops, the car had strong pace and we should still feel good about a top-ten finish. Looking forward to getting back on track at Pocono Raceway in a few weeks!”