The Arrecifes driver was able to turn on the oval after yesterday’s day was suspended due to rain and declared: “I need a lot of laps of experience”.
Augustine Canapino ended this wednesday first day of IndyCar practice before the legendary Indianapolis 500. After the suspension due to rain on Tuesday, the category rotated for six hours in which the Argentine, Sponsored by the Argentine Soccer Team with a white-blue car and outfit, it completed 97 laps.
The Argentine’s best lap in his Juncos Hollinger Racing team’s Dallara-Chevrolet on the 2.5-mile oval was in 39s924 at 225.427 mph, ranked 22nd on the record for the day dominated by the Japanese Takuma-satowith a time of 36.226 seconds at a speed of 229.439 mph.
Activity for Canapino at the Indianapolis Oval continues this Thursday if there’s time, there’s something new six-hour training session starting at 1:00 pm in Argentina. The goal is to be among the 33 who will start the competition.
Canapino, after training in Indianapolis: “I need more experience”
“It’s important to understand everything that’s going on. Try to reach the limit in each lap. At first I went out and I didn’t like it. We made a big change for the afternoon, I was learning from the tire wear, but I need a lot of experience laps“, summed up the Argentine.
Immediately, the man from Arrecifes emphasized the additional difficulties involved in the challenge: “The speed, the aerodynamic load. I’ve been driving touring cars all my life and this is different for me. For now, I’m fine. So far it’s been a great season.”
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