Harding Racing’s Gabby Chaves in the No.88 Chevrolet said that the team were very happy with their strong practice session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday.
The Colombian ended the second official day of practice for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in third place behind the Penske duo of Will Power and Helio Castroneves.
Chaves set a fastest speed of 223.991mph and speaking following the day in the car, he said:
We’re very happy with the comeback we’ve made from yesterday when we got only six laps of running. To come out today, put in the amount of work that we did and get a little pick me up at the end of the day is definitely a good accomplishment. The Harding Racing crew did a hell of a job. This run doesn’t mean as much as race day, that’s what will count, but it’s a good sign of our potential going forward.
Speaking during the post practice press conference, Chaves commented by saying:
“We did, I think, three laps on track and then three more out and in (Monday), and that wasn’t good. “Obviously, our guys were disappointed that we didn’t really do any laps. Today (we) had to kind of bounce back from that and right away work on the car and improve it and show some speed. “We’re happy. Obviously, we’ve still got plenty of work ahead of us. I think if we just keep doing what we’re doing, we should be able to be in a good spot for the race.