Citrone Buhl Autosport team co owner Rob Citrone says that the team’s and Spencer’s performance at the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday was outstanding. The Florida native started the race from 16th place and made his way though the field and was fighting with his team mate Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal.
Sadly for Pigot he was forced to retire f4om the race due to a mechanical issue. Speaking following the race, Citrone said:
The performance of Spencer and the team was outstanding, unfortunately the racing luck was not with us. To have the car positioned for a podium finish late in the race was exciting and gives us significant optimism going into the Indy 500 next month. We are going to Indy to win.”
Spencer Pigot in the No.45 Embrace Pittsburgh Shield Cleansers Homda said:
We had a really good race going today; it was a lot of fun. Early on we passed quite a few cars are were up inside the top-10 within not too many laps. We had a really good handling car and we were making moves and elected for a two-stop strategy so we were saving fuel the whole time and still keeping a good pace throughout the race. We just kept going forward and came out of the pits after the last stop in third, right behind Graham [Rahal], who was on the podium so it was looking like we could have had two Rahal Letterman Lanigan cars on the podium but unfortunately we had an issue. It just wasn’t meant to be today but overall I can’t thank everyone on the 45 car enough and the whole team really. It was a great debut for RLL and Citrone/Buhl Autosport, Shield Cleansers, Mi-Jack, Embrace Pittsburgh. I thank everyone for their support. We’ll try again in August at the Indy 500