Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay heads into this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto following a strong race last time out in Iowa where he finished on the podium in third place. Hunter is excited about the race this weekend not just for the race but also for the rally he is hosting with fellow driver and Toronto native James Hinchcliffe for ‘Racing For Cancer’.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend he commented by saying:
Toronto is such a great track and is a great city. It’s one of my favorite cities to go to and Racing for Cancer is having The Rally there this year, co-hosted with James Hinchcliffe. It’s going to be a fun weekend, and hopefully, we can go for win No. 2 for the DHL team in Toronto. Going from a short oval to a road course, you just really climb in and go for it. Toronto is a really challenging circuit with a very small margin for error, so we’ll have to work hard.
Alexander Rossi in the No.98 Andretti Autosport Curb Honda finished the Iowa Corn 300 in 11th place and is looking forward to race in Toronto. Speaking ahead of the race he commented by saying:
I love back-to-back race weekends. As soon as the race finished in Iowa, we are immediately preparing for Toronto. I feel like we are close to a breakthrough, and hopefully, it can be this weekend as we reach the pivotal point of the championship.
Marco Andretti heads to Toronto following a 17th place finish in Iowa and speaking ahead of the race in Canada, Andretti commented by saying:
I really love driving the streets of Toronto and love the Canadian fans who come out for the show. They’re really enthusiastic about racing and I think we can put on a good show for them. We need to leave Toronto with a good result, and I think we have a really good chance at bringing one home. The package we bring to this track should be competitive across the board and I look forward to seeing the outcome of the race.
Takuma Sato is looking forward to racing in Toronto having struggled at the Iowa Speedway last weekend and speaking ahead of the Honda Indy Toronto, the Japanese driver commented by saying:
I feel pretty positive going into Toronto. It is a race you want to remember for a long time. So I’m happy to get back at the track and in the car in a couple days. Toronto is always an exciting race – very challenging. It is one of the bumpiest tracks on the schedule. I have a lot of good memories there and hopefully we can come bounce back strong and score some good points.