Stefan Wilson: “Just really excited to be qualified for the Indy 500”

Stefan Wilson - Credit: Bret Kelley / IndyCar

Stefan Wilson may have qualified for his first Indianapolis 500 down in thirtieth position during Sunday’s second qualifying session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but the British race was just happy to be in the race.

The British driver took his KV Racing Technology car around the 2.5-mile oval with a four-lap average of 224.602mph, which will see him start next Sunday’s race from the outside of row ten.

Wilson thanked the team and his sponsors for giving him the opportunity to race in the Indianapolis 500 in 2016, and he now turns his focus to race set-up so to have a good race next weekend.

“Just really excited to be qualified for the Indy 500,” revealed Wilson. “It’s great to be qualified in 30th position. Thank you so much to all of the guys on my team, they’ve spent some long hours at the track to get the car ready and to work on it over the week.

“I’m thankful to my team owners, Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven, for giving me this opportunity and, of course, my sponsors, Gap Guard, Driven2SaveLives – Indiana Donor Network, Innovative Solar and Premiere Glass and Mirror. Thank you to all of them for making it possible.

“Now we get to put the downforce back in and race set-up to have a good race on Sunday.”