Justin Wilson Eager to Put Long Beach behind Him


Credit Chris Owens

Verizon IndyCar star Justin Wilson is eager to put a poor Long Beach behind him when the series returns to Barber Motorsport Park this weekend.

After being crashed out on the Californian street circuit when it was not out the realms of possibility that the Yorkshireman could have earned a podium at the very least.

Barber is the third round of the 2014 season and is the last race before the month of May, where a race on the Indy road course compliments the 500.

However, before all that is the trip to Alabama where teams conducting preseason testing: “I’m looking forward to Barber, we had a very good test there,” said Wilson. “The car is working well and I’m looking forward to going back. Barber is always a fantastic race. It seems like it’s impossible to overtake there, but in the race as the tires start to wear out – we abuse them because of the high G-forces – there is a lot of movement and usually makes for an exciting and interesting race.”

When the teams tested at the track, Dale Coyne Racing’s Wilson and new engineer Michael Cannon were the fastest Honda powered DW12 ahead of Andretti Autosport, Rahal Letterman Lanigan and A.J. Foyt.

The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama takes place this Saturday, April 27th with coverage on www.TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk.