Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Honda Indy Toronto – Streets around Exhibition Place
Verizon IndyCar Series
QUALIFYING NOTES/QUOTES – Saturday, June 13, 2015
GRAHAM RAHAL QUALIFIED 10TH FOR THE HONDA INDY TORONTO
POLE: Will Power 59.4280 / 106.314 mph (Round 3, Group 1)
10th: Graham Rahal 1:00.1241 / 105.083 mph (Round 2, Group 2)
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Rousseau Metal Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “All in all the Rousseau Metal car has been pretty good this weekend we have just got to keep working hard. We are trying to find a way to get the car to do one particular thing a little more consistently, it’s kind of throwing everything at me which is fine but for the race we would like to settle the rear down a little. We are struggling to make a little bit of everything better but the rear (of the car) is where I would like to improve for the race. We need to keep the tires underneath us, which has been one of our strengths this year. For us to be able to beat the Chevy’s up front we’re going to need some good rear tire wear.”
- FAST FACTS: Will be his ninth Indy car race here and 10th overall including his 2006 Atlantic race… In eight Indy car races, his best Toronto start is third in 2009 with Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing and his best finish is fifth in 2010 with Newman/Haas Racing. More detail on each start is available upon request… His best finish this season is second place at Barber and the Indy GP and best start isfifth in Detroit Race 2 which was based on Entrant Points. He qualified sixth in Texas. He has a total of three podium finishes this season with a third place at Detroit Race 2… Of the seven road and street races so far this season, Rahal has run in the top-five in all but two and has finished on the podium in three of the past four… Rahal is ranked fifth in series point standings with a total of 261. He trails fourth place Castroneves by 25 (286), third place Scott Dixon by 44 points (305), and second place Will Power by 52 (313) after Round 9 of 16.
RLL AT TOROTO: The Honda Indy Toronto will mark the 16th year of Indy car racing for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) here and fourth since 2003. The team also competed in the Atlantic Series races here in 2003 and 2004. The team earned a total of four second place finishes (Rahal 1992, 1994, 1995; Michel Jourdain Jr. 2003) and best start was pole in 1992 by Bobby Rahal. Prior to the 2015 event, the team prepared a total of 28 Indy car entries for drivers Bobby Rahal (1992-98), Mike Groff (1994), Raul Boesel (1995), Bryan Herta (1996-99), Max Papis (1999-2001), Jimmy Vasser (2002), Michel Jourdain Jr. (2002-03), Takuma Sato (2012), Graham Rahal (2013 x 2; 2014 x2), James Jakes (2013 x 2) and Luca Filippi (2014 x2). The team also prepared three Toyota Atlantic entries (Danica Patrick 2003-2004; Chris Festa 2004). The team has earned FIVE podiums (3rd – Rahal 1996), 9 top-five’s and 17 top-10 finishes at the track. The No. 15 Rousseau Metal entry for Graham Rahal will bring the Indy car total to 29 entries in 2015.
NEXT UP: Warm up will take place tomorrow from 11:00-11:30 a.m. ET and the 85-lap Honda Indy Toronto will take the Green Flag at 3:37. NBCSN will begin coverage at 3 p.m. ET. Streaming video and Timing and Scoring information is available for all on-track sessions from www.indycar.com and includes commentary by the INDYCAR Radio Network.