Dale Coyne Racing’s Conor Daly described the Honda Indy Toronto circuit as a tough track as he ended the opening day of practice on Fan Friday in 11th place and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
We made some good changes between sessions today and got the Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality car closer to where we need to be. There’s still a big gap but it’s a crazy track, I think as long as we’re consistently improving that’s good and we obviously just want to be in the top 12 for qualifying. It’s a tough track, it’s really bumpy, it’s very, very, very easy to make a mistake so we just have to avoid doing that.
Luca Filippi who is back racing with Dale Coyne this weekend ended the day in 12th place just behind Daly and speaking following his opening day in the No.19 IMPCO Comfort Pro Honda he commented by saying:
I’m happy to be back in Toronto. It’s always a great feeling driving around this course. So I’m very motivated. It’s one of those weekends where you feel like you want to and have to do something extra. It was a good day today. We made some changes going into the second practice and now the car feels more drivable and more consistent than in the first session. We had a strong run at the end of practice, so it looks good for the race. From a performance point of view, I think we’re there, we’re amongst the best Hondas. There’s still a small step to get in front with the other competitors but I think we’re going in the right direction. We’ll try and do something extra for tomorrow because we want to do really well.