AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan will be sporting a familiar livery in Saturday’s NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge Firestone 175 at Twin Ring Motegi as 7-ELEVEN will serve as primary sponsor to TK.
Speaking ahead of the race the Brazilian said:
I have a lot of good memories about Twin Ring Motegi. It was a track where I had a lot of success. It was a fun track to drive; it was a fast, fast oval. Driving the sim this week and remembering the times in Japan brought back a lot of good memories. I had a lot of fans and friends there. I think it is my second-biggest fanbase. This weekend I’m debuting the 7-Eleven car, which is a throwback livery, and I’m excited! Hopefully we’ll have a good weekend – I’m looking forward to it.
Sebastien Bourdais in the No.4 Tresiba Chevrolet is looking forward to Motegi saying:
I have never (virtually) raced the oval at Twin Ring Motegi, but the little practice I did so far has been quite fun. The tire degradation is high with the low downforce setup, so the end of stint gets rather interesting. Finally, I hope the No. 4 Tresiba Chevrolet will have better success than it has experienced in the prior events.
Dalton Kellett in the No.41 K Line Insulators Chevrolet commented saying:
“I am excited that Twin Ring Motegi was chosen for the Random Draw iRace. It is a track I have never been to. Ovals on iRacing have proven to be great for exciting races, so I’m sure this weekend will be no exception. And I expect that we will make it to the green flag this time. Once again, tire management will be critical. I don’t believe we will be able to run multiple lanes for as long as we could at Michigan. Drivers will have to choose between being aggressive early on in the stint, to gain track position, or saving their tires to have something at the end. Looking forward to being back in the No. 41 K-Line Insulators USA Chevrolet!”