Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing head to this weekend’s IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen hoping to repeat their win there from 2008.
Graham Rahal who will drive the No.15 RLL Honda this weekend heads to New York with momentum firmly on his side having taken a dramatic victory at Firestone 600 last weekend.
RLL has four top ten finishes at The Glen and one win which came courtesy of Ryan Hunter Reay in 2008.
Graham Rahal has three previous starts here however, this weekend’s race will mark his first start at Watkins Glen for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Speaking about his expectations for this weekend’s race, Rahal commented b
We have had speed there in the past, but the race has never gone our way. Having said that, we haven’t been there in years, and I think the team and I have both come a long way since. I am looking forward to getting there and trying to keep the momentum we built in Texas. It looks like it’s going to be fast with the repaved surface! By the looks of it, this track will be very quick and very physical. I don’t think there will be a lot of yellows but I do see guys getting tired and perhaps making mistakes. I am excited to get on track and ring its neck.
Rahal believes the team should be very competitive here this weekend saying:
We have made the Firestone Fast Six at all of the road course races so far this season. I think we will be very competitive at Watkins Glen, and would be shocked if that’s not that case here too.
Rahal discussed the team’s road course set up and the recent test at Watkins Glen:
Watkins Glen is similar to a lot of the tracks we go to but it just has a bit more grip. We didn’t get to do too much at the test so we will have to just develop the car as the weekend rolls on and try to improve it if that’s needed.
Rahal is in seventh place in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings and is still with two races remaining mathematically in with a chance to win the championship. Rahal stated:
I hope we can continue the momentum and keep gaining points. My team and I are poised to keep going and try to sneak into the Top-3 in points!