Matt Brabham: “The whole experience was definitely different”

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Matt Brabham was positive about his maiden Verizon IndyCar Series event, having taken his KV Racing/Pirtek Team Murray #61 machine to sixteenth at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indy.

The Australian felt the experience at the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was perfect for him, and after avoiding the first lap crash between Sebastien Bourdais and Tony Kanaan, was able to settle into a rhythm and secure a good result.

Brabham admitted he was unsure with how the race would pan out, especially having never had a pit stop before, but was happy with how everything turned out during Saturday’s race.

“I think it was almost the perfect introduction for me to the Verizon IndyCar Series,” reflected Brabham after the race. “I wasn’t sure how things like the pit strategies were going to play out, having never done a racing pitstop before, but the PIRTEK Team Murray guys were on fire with every single stop.

“The start was crazy, I nearly **** myself going into turn one – there was so much stuff that was flying around, the buffeting on my head was unbelievable. Due to the crash, we were able to get through clean and then settle into a rhythm for the race.

“The whole experience was definitely different, I had never done anything like the restarts, push to pass or pit strategies before, but it all went pretty smoothly!”

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