Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Callum Ilott in the No.77 Chevrolet says he hopes everything falls into place on Saturday at the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the IMS road course.

Last year, the Englishman finished the race in eighth place and at the last road course in Barber Motorsports Park he came home in P13

“Last year, this was a good weekend for us. We were very close to breaking into the Fast 6 during qualifying and started P7. It was my first wet race in INDYCAR and a totally new experience but it proved to be a strong race for us. We lost out a little bit on the strategy, but I think we’re a lot stronger on that side this season. The field is so tight and the Indy road course is a place where you can’t make a single mistake, especially in qualifying. I’m looking forward to the weekend and hopefully everything goes in the right direction.”

Agustin Canapino will make his first IMS INDYCAR start this weekend and is looking forward to continuing his solid start to his INDYCAR career.

We are going into the weekend with the same objective as always, to continue accumulating experience and try to finish the race in the best possible position. Indy GP is a short track where there are usually very few differences between the drivers, so it will surely be a weekend where every tenth of a second is very valuable to gain positions. There is also a forecast of rain, so anything can happen.

Team co-owner and Team Principal Ricardo Juncos commented saying:

For me, we’re entering a very special time in the season for racing at our home in Indianapolis. The Indy GP starts to give everyone a good vibe for the Indy 500 which will be happening next. Being only four blocks from the track, it feels like we’re racing in our own back yard.

“Last year we showed a lot of speed with Callum during two races on the Indy road course so I’m looking forward to something similar this time. We’ve developed a very good race car so far this year and, as a team, we continue to evolve our protocols, pit stops, and strategies to keep improving. For Agustín, it’s another new track but I think he’s going to have more of an advantage this weekend because the road course is like the tracks he’s raced on before in Argentina.

“Finally, I want to thank every member of the Juncos Hollinger family that continues to put in so much effort and many, many hours to make sure everything is perfect for the races. It’s a real team effort and it makes me so proud to see everyone pushing in the same direction.

“This weekend we welcome Rasmus Lindh to our INDY NXT line up. We almost won the PRO Mazda championship with him in 2019 and he raced with us at the final three Indy Lights races in 2021. He’s a very fast and talented driver and we’re looking forward to having him join Matteo Nannini in our team. After a couple of difficult races this season, I’m hoping our INDY NXT guys can shine and show what we can do.”

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