Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Honda Indy Toronto – Streets around Exhibition Place
Verizon IndyCar Series
PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – Friday, July 15, 2016
RAHAL SET THE EIGHTH FASTEST TIME IN PRACTICE FOR THE HONDA INDY TORONTO
FASTEST: Simon Pagenaud 1:01.7081 / 104.194 mph
8th: Graham Rahal 1:02.5353 / 102.816 mph
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Rousseau Metal Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “Overall it was an okay day. We put the Rousseau Metal car in the top-10 in both sessions but I feel like we have a long way to go to get the balance to be a bit better. We found a couple of things which is good but there is certainly more work to be done. It’s great to be back in Toronto. There was a great crowd here today. Thanks to the amazing Canadian fans for their support.”
RLL AT TORONTO: The Honda Indy Toronto will mark the 17th year of Indy car racing for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) here. The team also competed in the Atlantic Series races here in 2003 and 2004. The team earned a total of four second place finishes (Rahal 1992, 1994, 1995; Michel Jourdain Jr. 2003) and best start was pole in 1992 by Bobby Rahal. Prior to the 2016 event, the team prepared a total of 29 Indy car entries for drivers Bobby Rahal (1992-98), Mike Groff (1994), Raul Boesel (1995), Bryan Herta (1996-99), Max Papis (1999-2001), Jimmy Vasser (2002), Michel Jourdain Jr. (2002-03), Takuma Sato (2012), Graham Rahal (2013 x 2; 2014 x2; 2015), James Jakes (2013 x 2) and Luca Filippi (2014 x2). The team also prepared three Toyota Atlantic entries (Danica Patrick 2003-2004; Chris Festa 2004). The team has earned FIVE podiums (3rd – Rahal 1996), 9 top-five’s and 17 top-10 finishes at the track. The No. 15 Rousseau Metal entry for Graham Rahal will bring the Indy car total to 30 entries in 2016.
NEXT UP: Practice 3 will take place tomorrow from 9:45-10:30 a.m. ET and qualifying will begin at 1:30 and will be televised live on NBCSN beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET. Streaming video and Timing and Scoring information is available for all practice sessions from www.indycar.com and includes commentary by the INDYCAR Radio Network. Timing and Scoring information for qualifying is also available live with commentary.
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