AJ Foyt Racing head to the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course this weekend following a successful race last time out at the Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place where Takuma Sato made his way through the field from a starting position of 20th to finish the race in fifth place just ahead of Mikhail Aleshin.
Sato goes into the race in 15th place in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings on 235 points and speaking ahead of the event he commented by saying:
Mid-Ohio is one of the most popular tracks among fans and it’s my favorite. I enjoy driving this twisted road course and it always reminds me of the U.K.’s national circuits like Oulton Park, where I was competing in British F3 and I loved that. In fact, some fans brought pictures of my F3 days as well as F1 so that’s telling you the fans coming here are so enthusiastic. Also, we have great support from the Honda employees and families, so that is also very nice. I look forward to having a good weekend.
Jack Hawksworth in the No.41 ABC Supply Co AJ Foyt Racing Honda endured a tough event last time out on the streets of Toronto at Exhibition Place where the Englishman started the race from 13th place but was forced to retire from the race on lap 80 of the race following contact looking to this weekend’s race Hawksworth commented by saying:
Mid-Ohio is one of the most technical and flowing tracks on the schedule. It demands not only a good car in the high-speed and low-speed sections, but also good technique with clean footwork in the low-speed rhythm section and commitment in the high-speed sections.