Takuma Sato Looking to Bounce Back at Barber

Plainfield, IL (Wednesday, April 27, 2022) – Takuma Sato and his #51 Nurtec ODT Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda will be taking on the twisty elevation changes of Barber Motorsports Park this weekend as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES enters its fourth race of the season and first on a road course.

  • In his last four races at Barber Motorsports Park, Takuma Sato has three top 10 finishes, including a win from pole in 2019, as well as 8th (2018) and 9th (2017) place finishes.
  • Sato will be making his 12th start on the 2.3-mile 17-turn road course this weekend.
  • In three races in 2022, Sato has a best finish of 10th on the streets of St. Petersburg and a best start of third at Texas Motor Speedway.

Takuma Sato #51 Nurtec ODT Honda – Dale Coyne Racing with RWR
“Barber Motorsports Park has a fantastic facility and it’s truly a great venue. The museum is amazing. It has some unbelievably rare and stunning collections of cars and motorcycles from all over the world. It’s simply impressive. It’s a must-see venue and it’s a great place to be for enthusiastic fans. The track is just as sweet too! Continuously sweeping high speed corners gives us a good but tough time and some of the elevation change makes it even more challenging. Since most of the track flows into each corner, it’s quite difficult to overtake but it’s not impossible. As I have a special memory at this place, I always enjoy racing at Barber. Also, the team had a good test there with David (Malukas) in the fall so that was very encouraging. It will be my first time driving the #51 Nurtec ODT car on the road course so I’m very much looking forward to this weekend.”
 
 
Race Info:
Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
Race 4 of 17
Track length: 2.3-mile, 17-turn permanent road course
Race Distance:  90 laps
 
Schedule (all times local)
Friday, April 29, 2022
Practice 1: 3:00pm – 4:00pm (Peacock, INDYCAR LIVE!, INDYCAR Radio)
 
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Practice 2: 9:00am – 10:00am (Peacock, INDYCAR LIVE!, INDYCAR Radio)
Qualifying: 12:00pm – 1:15pm (Peacock, INDYCAR LIVE!, INDYCAR Radio)
Final Practice: 4:20pm – 4:50pm (Peacock, INDYCAR LIVE!, INDYCAR Radio
 
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Race broadcast: Noon – 2pm (NBC, Peacock, INDYCAR LIVE!, INDYCAR Radio)
Green Flag: 12:15pm

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