The ABC Supply Racing team spent most of their time in the garage instead of on the track today. A mechanical issue crept up with the No. 14 car that required the attention of the crew which prevented Takuma Sato from logging many laps.
“Unfortunately not a good day for us,” said Sato. “We had a few problems to address which took a long time to correct and we didn’t get much running in today. Hopefully tomorrow will be trouble free.”
Sato ran only 20 laps, and most were not at speed. Indeed, his 216.6 mph lap came at the end of the day after most of the issues were resolved.
Rookie Conor Daly enjoyed a full day of running in the No. 41 ABC Supply Honda. Daly ran 94 laps and reached a top speed of 219.68mph.
"Today was good,” said the 21-year-old Hoosier. “We upped our personal best speed. We also made some setup changes so that I could feel what it did to the car. At the end I got to run with Bia [Ana Beatriz] and feel what that was like to run close to a car. Slowly but surely gaining experience."
Practice continues tomorrow from 12 to 6 p.m.