Schmidt Peterson Motorsports head to the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America this weekend aiming to build on a strong performance at the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway last time out before the race was abandoned.
At the time the race was suspended James Hinchcliffe was leading the race. The Canadian is excited to be back at Road America this weekend having first driven the track in 2004. The Mayor of HinchTown goes into the race in 11th place in the series points standings on 226 points.
Speaking ahead of the race, Hinchcliffe commented by saying:
I’m so excited to go back to Road America. This has been my favourite road course in the country from the moment I first went there in 2004. It’s the kind of track that Indy cars are built for. I hope that it’s a great race and it stays on the calendar for a long time.
Hinchcliffe’s team mate Mikhail Aleshin in the No.7 SMP Racing Honda goes into this weekend’s race off the back of an extremely successful LeMans 24 Hours race where the Russian finished the race in seventh place overall.
Aleshin is currently in 18th place in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings on 155 points and is hoping that he will be able to use the momentum from the LeMans race to help him achieve a strong result at Road America. Speaking ahead of the action this weekend he commented by saying:
I’m happy to back to IndyCar after successful LeMans race. I’ve never been to Road America before but I watched some on-board camera footage and the track looks pretty cool. There are a couple of very fast turns which is always exiting. I just hope that I will get some sleep before the weekend starts!