The 11 turns of the bumpy Honda Indy Toronto circuit are proving to be challenging in dry conditions for HVM Racing. E.J. Viso and the No. 13 PDVSA HVM Racing Honda Dallara qualified 16th on Saturday afternoon -- after a fast run in the rain in ...
The 11 turns of the bumpy Honda Indy Toronto circuit are proving to be challenging in dry conditions for HVM Racing. E.J. Viso and the No. 13 PDVSA HVM Racing Honda Dallara qualified 16th on Saturday afternoon -- after a fast run in the rain in morning practice.
Viso and the 13 car peaked early in the first qualifying session, but then could not shave as much off the lap time as their competitors to advance to the second group. He finished the session with a lap time of 1:02.1577 to start him in the eighth row for Sunday's race.
The Honda Indy Toronto starts at 1 p.m. on ABC.
Comments from HVM Racing Team Principal and Owner Keith Wiggins after qualifying at Toronto:
"We are working with a different car for the team in the IndyCar Series. We raced here in Champ Car successfully, but this different element is obviously causing us some issues.
"We learned some things in practice yesterday, as well as in qualifying today, so we just need to focus on getting a good race set-up and have a good strategy tomorrow."
Comments from PDVSA HVM Racing Team Driver E.J. Viso after qualifying at Toronto:
"Since we've been at this track we've been struggling a bit with the dry set-up. It's been difficult. We need to make the car better suspension-wise because it's very loose in the slow corners and it's very tough to drive. I brushed the wall more than 10 times just today.
"I pushed very hard in qualifying. I knew it was going to be tough to get into the Top 6, but I just gave my best with the resources I had in my hands. The important thing is to work on the race setup during warm-up tomorrow. We've got a little time to try some other new things in the car. But we definitely need to work very hard to be faster."