Indy Lights: St Petersburg races

Disappointing wekend for Duncan’s US debut at St Petersburg

Duncan Tappy’s weekend in Florida didn’t bring the results that everyone hoped for. After a promising fifth row grid slot qualifying session on Friday in his Genoa/ Indy Lights car Duncan didn’t have the grip that he needed and qualified 13th for race two.

His first Indy Lights race on Saturday afternoon then ended on lap 14 of 40 when Duncan’s vision through his visor was obscured by oil from a car ahead and he turned into a corner early hitting a kerb heavily. Race two today was an even shorter lived affair when on the opening lap he was hit from behind by Daniel Herrington as Duncan was taking the outside line on a bend. The impact launched him into the air on two wheels and as he came down he impacted heavily into a tyre barrier.

Duncan said: “I think I’ve shown my versatility again by getting into a new car and being on the pace straight away. In the race today we’d made some changes but just didn’t get the chance to show the improvement. It’s very frustrating to have both races ended through no fault of my own but that’s racing. It’s been a hugely disappointing outcome but a fantastic experience so I’d like to say a big thank you to Genoa/ and everyone that helped make this happen.”

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