Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Callum Ilott and Agustin Canapino are set for their latest street fight in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES as they head to the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, round 3 of the 2023 season. The team has made a fantastic start to the season as Callum Ilott in the No.77 Chevrolet is currently in ninth place in the championship, while Agustin Canapino is in 12th.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Ilott commented saying:
I’m looking forward to Long Beach, especially after the impressive start to the season we’ve had so far.
“I think there’s a few things we needed to improve from St. Pete and I’m hoping we’ve worked on those so we can show a bit more speed this weekend. But I think we’ve also improved in a lot of other areas so it will be interesting to see if we can implement everything for this race.
“I always enjoy Long Beach. It’s a great circuit with a superb atmosphere. I love seeing all the fans that come to the race – it makes it a special weekend for the drivers.
Agustin Canapino in the No.78 Chevrolet will make his first Long Beach race start having made his NTT INDYCAR SERIES race debut on the streets of St Petersburg last month. Looking ahead to the race this weekend, the Argentinian commented saying:
We come to Long Beach with a lot of energy and ambition after an amazing start of the season. I know that I am facing one of the most difficult street circuits of the season, where last year it was a difficult race for the team.
Long Beach is a difficult street course and will definitely be another big challenge for Agustín who is making his debut there. It’s a bit different for Callum because he already had some experience and that will be an advantage for him.
“For sure, we’re still in the process of developing the team and, for instance, we need to improve our pit stops after Texas. But we’re looking forward to doing that and continuing the evolution of our performance.
“The team is motivated to continue building on the results we had in St. Pete and Texas and we’ve got our heads down working for that.
“We recognise how tough INDYCAR is but we are pushing to get better every race weekend.