IRL: Motegi: Tony Kanaan preview

Tony Kanaan on the Bridgestone Indy Japan 300: "I don't have to get stressed about trying to get Honda a win on their home track now because they are supplying engines for all of the cars. I do have good memories of Motegi and Team 7-Eleven has ...

Tony Kanaan on the Bridgestone Indy Japan 300:
"I don't have to get stressed about trying to get Honda a win on their home track now because they are supplying engines for all of the cars. I do have good memories of Motegi and Team 7-Eleven has always had a good car there. I've come so close to winning there in the past so who knows, maybe it's my turn this year?"

Eric Cowdin, Race Engineer, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone, on the Bridgestone Indy Japan 300:
"Motegi has the same type of compromises in setup that you might find on a tight 1-mile oval, just on a larger and much faster scale. Turns 1 and 2 are very fast and similar to a banked superspeedway. When you get to Turn 3, you are faced with a slow, very tight-radius corner. The balance is to maximize mechanical grip for Turns 3 and 4 so you can run less downforce and be very quick through Turns 1 and 2. With the track grip and the weather constantly changing, you walk a very fine line in finding this compromise."

-AGR-

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