Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America
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PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – June 22, 2018
RAHAL AND SATO SET THE SIXTH AND EIGHTH FASTEST TIMES IN PRACTICE FOR THE KOHLER GRAND PRIX
1) Josef Newgarden 1:42.6279 / 140.804 mph
6) Graham Rahal 1:43.1995 / 140.024 mph
8) Takuma Sato 1:43.4729 / 139.654 mph
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 GEHL Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It was a good finish to the day for the GEHL team. We pushed hard and made some changes between the sessions and I think we went the right direction. This morning we had some mishaps and unfortunately it lost us the session but we had a good recovery. We’ll try to keep improving the car a little bit and see what we can do in qualifying.”
TAKUMA SATO, No. 30 Mi-Jack / Panasonic Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It was a good day, a productive one. We wanted to improve a little more than we did in the second session but overall we tried a few things and we learned a few good things and a few not so good. I think we can continue improving for tomorrow.”
RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING AT ROAD AMERICA … The 2018 KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America will mark the 15th time for the team to compete in an Indy car race here and third since 2003. The team competed in CART and Champ Car-sanctioned races here from 1992-2003 and again since 2016 with a best starting position of pole by Kenny Brack in 2001 and best finish of second place by Bobby Rahal in 1996. The team has earned a total of five podium finishes here (2nd – B. Rahal 1996; 3rd – B. Rahal 1992-1993, Kenny Brack 2000, Graham Rahal 2016). The team has also competed in ALMS and IMSA-sanctioned races here under the name BMW Team RLL since 2009 and has three wins (2009, 2010, 2012), three poles (2009, 2011, 2014) and a total of eight podium finishes here.
NEXT UP: Practice 3 will take place tomorrow from 11:00-11:45 a.m. CT and qualifying will take place from 3:00-4:15. NBCSN will broadcast qualifying coverage on a tape delayed basis at 6:30 PM ET Saturday. Timing and Scoring information and live streaming video is available for all sessions from www.indycar.com and includes live commentary. The KOHLER Grand Prix will be televised live on NBCSN beginning at 12:30 PM ET Sunday, June 24.
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