AJ Foyt Racing’s Charlie Kimball says that it is very valuable that is he is back with a team that he knows and that know him after it was confirmed on Thursday that he will return to the team for month of May with the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented Gainbridge which takes place on May 30.
Kimball will be reunited with Dalton Kellett and Sebastien Bourdais with whom he has worked with previously and speaking to Paddock Eye during a media conference call following the announcement the Californian said:
I think it’s really valuable. Larry talked about the amount of practice we get at the Indy 500. Seems like a lot, but for that size of that event it goes quickly. You throw the weather in there, pretty soon you’re thrashing and trying to get a lot of work done in a very short amount of time.
So having drivers that I’ve worked with as teammates, both Sebastien and Dalton, who I’m very familiar with from training, things like that, is helpful. Also knowing the engineers, having worked with the engineers last year all season long, I think it really is important to keep that teamwork going and also just the mentality of working together that we built last year. That momentum will really carry us through the start of the season in April but then into the month of May here in Indy.,
The GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis takes place on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on May 15 while the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge takes place on Sunday May 30.
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