No. 4 KV Racing Technology Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone
Lap 1: 221.870 mph
Lap 2: 221.978 mph
Lap 3: 221.967 mph
Lap 4: 222.187 mph
Average Speed: 221.001 mph
“This is definitely not how I wanted to qualify for my first Indianapolis 500, so I’m disappointed with how today went. In my first qualifying attempt, I was completely flat the whole way round and the car was easy to drive, but the end result was the slowest I had been all week. I ended up having to then re-qualify for the last row, with the potential of being bumped out. The guys did a quick gear change for me and the car felt good and I was able to do four very solid runs, to put me in the field. The good thing is we have a good race car that I feel comfortable to drive, so I’m looking forward to being able to make my dream a reality and race in the Indianapolis 500 next week.”
Coletti will be making his oval career debut at the 2015 Indianapolis 500.
This will be Coletti’s sixth Verizon IndyCar Series start, sixth with KV Racing Technology and first at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Coletti is the first native of Monaco to run in an IndyCar race since Louis Chiron participated in the 1929 Indianapolis 500.
At the Grand Prix of Indianapolis last weekend, Coletti had his IndyCar career best finish, eighth, and best start 10th.
Coletti, 26, still resides in Monaco