Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
REV Group Grand Prix at Road America
NTT INDYCAR SERIES – Round 9 of 16
RACE NOTES / QUOTES – Sunday, June 20, 2021
SATO REBOUNDED FROM AN EARLY RACE INCIDENT TO FINISH EIGHTH IN THE REV GROUP GRAND PRIX AT ROAD AMERICA; RAHAL FINISHED 11TH
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Hy-Vee Dallara/Honda//Firestone: “The Road America race was really just a bad day for us. I drove poorly and gave up too many spots. And then at the end we just didn’t have the right tires on and was just exposed. We were losing the tires before the restart and that was it for me. I was out of overtake so just in trouble overall. It was a super disappointing weekend for us the way that finished up. It did not go as planned clearly but at the end of the day, thank you to Hy-Vee for supporting us and making us go round. We’ll be back stronger. We’re going to work hard and focus on Mid-Ohio.”
TAKUMA SATO, No. 30 Panasonic / Mi-Jack Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “Road America was a tough weekend to be honest starting from P20 as we couldn’t find the speed. But a great strategy gave us a comeback. I’m sorry to Daly; my apologies to him. It was my fault for going too deep. But in the end I think the team made a great strategy to come back on the pace. The car was damaged so we had to duct tape to hold down the side wing so the car must have been damaged because it was dragging. Other than that, the restart was fun. It was a great sprint race in the end, finishing P8 is very strong considering we didn’t have a great pace. Great job to the whole team, and now we are halfway through the season so we will just keep pushing forward through the rest of the season. Thank you everyone for the support.”
NEXT UP: The series will take next weekend off before returning to action for the Honda Indy at Mid-Ohio on July 4.