Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Honda and Mikhail Aleshin in the No.7 SMP Racing Honda are looking forward to getting back on track for rounds seven and eight of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season following what was a tough month of may for the team.
James Hinchcliffe who retired from the Indianapolis 500 goes into the weekend in 10th place in the points standings and speaking ahead of the action in Detroit, the Mayor of HinchTown commented by saying:
I think the whole SPM team is looking forward to getting to Detroit. Obviously the month of May didn’t go the way that we had hoped, and luckily, we don’t have a lot of time to sit and dwell on it because we’re right back to work. Last year we had strong cars at Detroit even though the results didn’t show. So far this season we have had strong cars on street circuits, so I’m looking forward to getting our championship attack back on track.
Mikhail Aleshin heads into the Detroit weekend following a 13th place finish at the Indy 500 which is where he started the race from and speaking ahead of the event on Belle Isle the Russian stated:
“Now that the Indy 500 is over, we shift our focus to Detroit. It’s a tricky street course which is much different than spending the past three weeks on an oval. I’m looking forward to the challenging doubleheader weekend and hope we can have a great result for the Lucas Oil SPM crew.