Pagenaud in the bath with MSR

The first IndyCar winter tests started this week at Sebring and Simon Pagenaud discovered his new team there.

The French driver has changed surroundings for 2022 by joining Meyer Shank Racing after seven years with Team Penske.

Pagenaud needed a new challenge to revive in IndyCar and he found it alongside his old accomplice Hélio Castroneves, victorious at Indy 500 with MSR last season.

During the first tests at Sebring this week, he set the fastest time ahead of rookie Christian Lundgaard (RLL) and his Brazilian teammate.

« It’s still very early in our preparation program, but it went very well, testifies Simon. I found in the team guys who worked with me in ALMS with Gil de Ferran at Acura and the alchemy quickly took place. »

“We tested a lot of things for me to understand the car which is very different from the Penske, he adds. I have to adapt to the behavior of the engine, tires and brakes, but it’s promising and the team atmosphere is excellent. »

Pagenaud will return to the #60 Dallara-Honda in private testing in February after contesting the 24 Hours of Daytona in late January in MSR’s Acura DPi alongside Castroneves, Oliver Jarvis and Tom Blomqvist.

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