Yasukawa pleased with progress As the clock winds down to the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500, Super Aguri Fernandez Racing wrapped up another successful day of practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this afternoon. The team has ...
Yasukawa pleased with progress
As the clock winds down to the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500, Super Aguri Fernandez Racing wrapped up another successful day of practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this afternoon. The team has been focusing on race day setups and was pleased with its progress, deciding to call it a day after 61 laps with Roger Yasukawa recording a best lap of 225.6100 mph (39.8918 seconds).
Roger Yasukawa, Driver - #55 Panasonic ARTA Dallara/Honda/Firestone:
"Today we did two full stint runs and we are very happy with our car balance. I got to do some runs in traffic and I have a good feel on how I need to pass people during the race. We were not aiming for fast times today. Instead, we focused on the consistency during the full stint estimating what the race pace will be. I feel ready for the race and, depending on the weather tomorrow, we may do some running in order to be able to adapt to any conditions on race day."
FAST FACTS: Will be making his fourth career IRL IndyCar Series start-- currently leads Rookie of the Year standings and is 19th in the championship with 38 points-- began his career at the age of 12 in karts, competing in both the U.S. and Italy before moving up the racing ladder through Formula Vauxhall Junior and Formula Palmer Audi in England, and Formula Dodge competition in the United States-- entered the Barber Dodge Pro Series at the age of 21, earning Co-Rookie of the Year honors-- competed in the Atlantic series last year, claiming a win at Milwaukee and two additional podium finishes in a partial season of competition-- resides in West Hollywood, California.
Tom Anderson, Managing Director:
"We had a very successful day, finishing our durability runs and mileage checks for the race. Tomorrow we will scuff our race tires, only a few laps on each set. The month has been good to us and we are right on our plan."
For additional information on Super Aguri Fernandez Racing, visit www.superagurifernandezracing.net. Additional information on the IRL IndyCar Series can be found at www.indyracing.com.