・Defending Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson heads the time sheets for Honda and Chip Ganassi Racing in NTT INDYCAR SERIES "Spring Training"
・Honda drivers claim top three positions in full-field test at The Thermal Club
・2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES opens March 5 in St. Petersburg, Florida
Honda-powered drivers and teams starred at NTT INDYCAR SERIES "Spring Training" at Southern California's The Thermal Club, with Marcus Ericsson leading the full 27-driver field over two days of testing at the 2.9-mile Thermal circuit. Second-year Honda driver Christian Lundgaard ran second quickest for Honda and his Rahal Letterman Lanigan team, with Andretti Autosport's Kyle Kirkwood rounding out the top three.
In addition, Andretti Autosport's Colton Herta, led both sessions in Thursday's opening day of Spring Training, while Ericsson's time on Friday morning was quickest for overall honors. Completing a Honda sweep of all four practices, the final timed session was headed by Kirkwood.
・This week's INDYCAR Spring Training is the first such open test for the entire series since 2020; and marks INDYCAR's first visit to The Thermal Club for an event of any type.
・INDYCAR's last previous Spring Training full-field test was held in 2020 at the Circuit of the Americas, just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic reaching the United States.