AJ Foyt Racing’s Tatiana Calderon in the No.11 ROKiT Chevrolet says she can’t wait to get back in the IndyCar for this weekend’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach after what she says has been a long month off.
The Colombian commented saying:
“It’s been a long time since St. Pete and I can’t wait to be back in the car after a long month away! It’s going to be my first time in Long Beach and I have also never been to L.A. so there’s lots of on and off track discovering to do over the week. The track looks super fun to drive and it seems most drivers love it so I can’t wait to see how it feels in reality! I have done a lot of simulator work, watched plenty of onboards in preparation for it with the team, so hopefully this will help us get up to speed quicker in Free Practice. I think I learnt a lot in the first race weekend, I had plenty of time to digest everything from St. Pete and there is plenty of work to be done. I expect another big challenge this weekend but one I definitely relish.
Dalton Kellett in the No.4 K Line Insulators Chevrolet has a main focus for 2022 of improving his qualifying performances which he was able to do in St Pete in February as he started the race in 14th place and looking ahead to Long Beach this weekend, the Canadian commented saying:
“I’m excited to be back at a street circuit this weekend. Long Beach is one of the classic events in the IndyCar calendar. It’s a great track to drive and the event as a whole, both on TV and at the track, is really exciting for the fans. The layout has a good mix of tight and open corners and there are some opportunities to pass. From a technical perspective, I think we have a couple good setup directions from St. Pete that we will be looking at here. Continuing with the goal of focusing on qualifying, we’ll be working up to that throughout the first two practices, so we can put ourselves in the best position for a good start to the race.”
Kyle Kirkwood in the No.14 ROKiT Chevrolet heads to Long Beach this weekend after leading laps in the XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway last time out.
I really love street courses. Long Beach will be all new to me this year with the Road to Indy never going while I was a part of the series. I have comfort up against walls and I feel that getting up to speed quick is one of my attributes, so I don’t think lack of experience will hurt us this weekend. We’ve shown great pace in the first two events this year with no justified result, hopefully third time is a charm for us this weekend in Long Beach.