President of Honda Performance Development Ted Klaus says that Takuma Sato’s victory in Sunday’s 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge was very satisfying.
Honda not only took victory but also had four cars in the top four. Takuma Sato in the No.30 Panasonic PeopleReady Honda took victory, his second 500 win in four seasons just ahead ahead of series points leader Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing while Santino Ferrucci in the No.18 Team SealMaster Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing was fourth.
This is a very satisfying win. On behalf of every HPD team member and everyone back at HPD Santa Clarita who have all been pushing hard since last year’s race thank you! Congratulations to Takuma Sato, Graham Rahal and the entire Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team for their one-three finish today, to Scott Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing for his dominant run to lead 111 laps and second place result and to all of our partner teams and their great drivers. Together we led all but 22 laps of today’s race and scored an incredible 13th ‘500’ win for Honda.