The Arrow McLaren NTT INDYCAR SERIES team head north of the border to Canada this weekend for the Honda Indy Toronto; the race is something of a homecoming event for team co-owner Ric Peterson and Arrow McLaren Race Director Gavin Ward who calls Toronto his hometown.

Looking ahead to the race this weekend, Gavin Ward commented saying:

“Toronto is a special event, not only for me with it being run on the streets in my hometown but also for the Canadian team members we have, including part-owner Ric Peterson. I remember riding my bike over to this track when the thought of making a living in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES was just a dream. Now to be here ready to fight for the pole and the win is “pinch-me” stuff. The Canadian winters serve up some bumpy roads that keep our damper experts busy, and the long blast down the Lakeshore serves up some great racing. Let’s go have some fun.”

Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet is looking forward to the race this weekend, saying:

“We’re back to street racing, so I expect it to be a fight just like every other street course that we go to. Anything can happen. I always look forward to going to Toronto; it’s a nice city with a great atmosphere, and we have awesome Canadian fans.”

Felix Rosenqvist in the No.6 SmartStop Chevrolet will be hoping for a repeat performance of his podium finish here last season where he came home in third place,speaking ahead of the event this weekend, Rosenqvist said:

”It’s good to be back in my favorite city in the world. I love Toronto, and I love the track there. I’ve had some of my best career highlights there, including my first podium finish with the team last year, so I’m excited to return.”

Alexander Rossi in the No.7 NTT DATA Chevrolet is looking forward to the race this weekend, saying:

”First and foremost, I’m really excited to be back here in Toronto for the race. This city always brings an amazing crowd and energy that fuels all of us at the track. The street course in Toronto is tight and technical, but that’s exactly what makes it so challenging and rewarding. We’ve had great pace on street courses this year, and we need to continue that trend to gain back the couple spots we’ve lost in the championship over the past two events.”




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