Verizon IndyCar Series newcomers Carlin Racing will get their first opportunity to compete on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course this weekend. The team run by Trevor Carlin have been improving steadily over the opening four races of their debut season in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
The team endured a disappointing race last time out at Barber Motorsports Park however as both Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet and Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba Chevrolet retired from the race.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Kimball commented by saying:
As much as we look forward to 500 miles at the end of May, I always enjoy the challenge of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course to kick off the month. I’ve had three fifth-place finishes and strong qualifying sessions here for the INDYCAR Grand Prix, and I hope to move up to the podium this weekend for Carlin’s debut. I think the entire Carlin team has been rolling with some momentum the past few weeks, from a strong finish for the No. 23 team in Long Beach to close qualifying lap times in Barber. Of course, this is an entirely different animal, but I know we’ll all be working hard to start the month on a high note.
Max Chilton is looking forward to the race saying:
I love the month of May and getting back out on track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I think the INDYCAR Grand Prix is such a great way to kick off the month before we all switch into 500 mode. My first year on the IMS road course, I finished mid-pack and by last year we’d worked our way into the top 10 with a seventh-place finish, so it’s definitely turned into a track that I really enjoy and one that suits my driving style. It’s really exciting to be a part of Carlin’s first month of May Indy car experience and I’m really hoping we can have some good results for the No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet.