What a weekend ahead we have.
It’s my first time to Canada, and my first time to Toronto’s famous street track – which I’ve heard so much about.
I remember sitting on the couch years and years ago watching it on television back home, so to actually be heading there, having won the last race, it’s a very cool feeling.
I’ve spent the past week in the simulator getting up to speed on the track – for a street track there are some really, really fast parts, so it’s going to be a great challenge.
There’s much to be excited for – and I have a good feeling about things this weekend.
Our street package is super strong as you’ve seen across our team throughout the season.
And I have a good feeling about street tracks – especially with my history in Supercars back home.
So we think Toronto will suit our team and our car – and we have some good confidence in the #3 camp after our win a couple of weeks ago at Mid Ohio.
As a team we’ve won six of the nine races held so far this year, so we’re all looking to add to that tally.
It’s funny – Will Power has one win – the least of our three drivers, but is best in the championship.
He sits second and is damn consistent.
Josef Newgarden has three wins and is third in the standings.
And I’m seventh in the series points.
We’re not giving up on the charge at the title – but right now we’re just focusing on getting great results.
Again – qualifying this weekend will be key.
You have to be on your game from Friday practice – we saw that at Mid Ohio, especially with passing so difficult on a tight street track.
So Saturday qualifying will be crucial – and hopefully we can be right up the front like last start.
I can’t wait to get back on track – it’ll be awesome.
For those who need a laugh – make sure you tune into the Chicago Cubs baseball game tomorrow.
I’m throwing the opening pitch, which I’m already losing sleep over.
Hopefully it goes OK and I don’t make a fool of myself.
Thanks for the support back home, hope you enjoy the racing this weekend.
Talk Monday to wrap it all with you.