This weekend, Gabby Chaves and the #88 Harding Racing crew will be at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. The 23-car field will race for 70 laps on a 2.35-mile, 14-turn temporary street course this Saturdayand Sunday in the only doubleheader of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar season.
Last weekend, the Colombian-American finished 14th in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 to tie the team’s best finish of the 2018 season. Chaves looks forward to competing for the first time on the Detroit street course circuit under the Chevrolet banner.
“Excited to get this weekend in Detroit going,” said Gabby Chaves. “It’s a very challenging track physically, mentally and technically. I’m ready to get going and to maximize our efforts. This is especially important because it’s a doubleheader weekend, and there are double points on the line. We’ll see if we can do a really good job because having a nice result in both races will really help us get some momentum going after May.”
“Detroit presents a unique set of challenges due to the fact that it is IndyCar’s only doubleheader race weekend,” said Brian Barnhart. “This is made even more difficult because it comes on the heels of the IndyCar Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500 activities. It is also a huge challenge for the guys from a preparedness aspect combined with the fact that it is a difficult and challenging race track. With races on both Saturday and Sunday, everyone is going to have to be on their game due to the rough surface of the track and its impact on the cars for two days this weekend.”