Spencer Pigot ended his Fast Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the barriers at turn two, leaving Juncos Racing with a lot of work to do overnight to repair his #11 Chevrolet-powered Dallara.
The team are making their Verizon IndyCar Series debut this month of May with a two-car effort on the Indianapolis 500 for Pigot and Sebastian Saavedra, but whilst chasing speed ahead of this weekend’s Qualifying, Pigot lost control and hit the SAFER barrier hard.
The American was taken to the medical centre to be checked out, and was subsequently released and cleared to resume driving, although it is likely to be sometime on Saturday that Pigot does return to the 2.5-mile oval.
“I’m not really sure yet [what happened],” admitted Pigot after the crash. “I went into Turn 2 like I have been and before I knew it I was backwards.
“That corner has not really been an issue for us all week so it’s a pretty surprising place for something like that to happen. So we just have to go back and look at everything and see what happened.
“The car was pretty solid this morning and I didn’t have any issues with it, so we were just trying to get a little bit more speed out of it this afternoon and we had a few things we wanted to try. Hopefully Sebastian [Saavedra] can get out there and run some stuff for it.”
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