Grand Prix of Long Beach Race Report

“First off, congratulations to Alex – he was on rails all weekend. For us on the 28, it was a complete nightmare of a day. We had a damaged front wing on the start, came in for a wing change, went to the back and made our way up to fifth place. Then, I think Sato hit my right rear with his wing, we got a puncture and had to come in, and we went to the back. We came back through, again, to 11th and then Bourdais got spun around in the hairpin. I got stuck in that… and, again, to the back. On the last restart, I was just aggressive and put the power down. The back end stepped out and smacked the wall; we broke the left rear suspension. It was a weekend to forget. The potential was there for the DHL Honda and that makes it sting even more. Great job to my crew, they did everything they needed to. We’ll focus on Barber from here.”

Unfortunately, it was nothing but nightmares for 2010 Long Beach race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay.

  • STARTING POSITION: 7th // FINISHED: 20th
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: 7th (73 pts.)
  • OF NOTE: Battled his way through the field twice after misfortune continued to strike the 28 car // Credited as the lap leader from Lap 31

From the west coast, the Verizon IndyCar Series now heads Birmingham for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on Sunday, April 22.

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