Narrowly missing out on Pole Day, Mann and the Dale Coyne Racing team returned for Bump Day and rolled the No.63 Cyclops Gear car into the qualification line. With 10 drivers vying for the nine remaining starting positions, it was crucial for Mann to get a clean run, and with track temperatures rising, they wanted to do so as soon as possible.
Exiting pit lane for their Bump Day attempt, Mann brought the No.63 Cyclops Gear car up to speed, reaching 222.812 mph on her warm-up lap before she took the green flag.
Lap one was an impressive 224.649 mph, and the Briton followed that up with two more laps in the 224 mph region, however the final lap dropped down to 223.075 mph, bringing Mann’s four-lap average to 224.005 mph.
Regardless, it was a good run for the 29 year-old – who hasn’t been in an Indycar for 18 months and until last week, had never driven the DW12.
Speaking about qualifying for her second Indianapolis 500, Mann said: “I’m much happier than I was this time yesterday! That was a nice run and we almost had four really clean laps in, however the wind must have picked up and on my last qualifying lap, I got rammed hard into the rev limiter. That caused us to lose a lot of speed, and likely cost us about a mile per hour which explains the drop off on that fourth lap. But we did enough and that’s what matters!
“Overall I’m pleased with the run we had today, and really happy with what the whole team has achieved over these last few weeks. It would have been great to get back out there this afternoon and do some race running, but we were a little too close to the bubble and nervous. However, it was a wonderful feeling as those nerves began to dissipate and we started to smile and realize we’d made it in. I cannot thank Dale Coyne, Cyclops Gear and Honda enough for the opportunity they have given me.”
The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to get underway at 12:00 (ET) on Sunday, May 26. The No.63 Cyclops Gear will be back on track for the final time before then during Carb Day practice from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm on Friday, May 24...
Team CyclopsGear is pleased to announce that Pippa Mann will be racing for us in the 2013 Indy 500 race
Team CyclopsGear is proud to sponsor famed driver Pippa Mann as she begins her second start at the Indy 500.
“We are huge Pippa fans. She is the epitome of professionalism and talent. A tribute to the sport of racing and a delight to everyone who knows her on and off the track,” says Mark Krause, CEO of Cyclops Gear.
The 29 year-old, who was born in London, will join fellow Briton Justin Wilson and Brazil’s Ana Beatriz to complete three Dale Coyne racing entries into the 97th running of the Indy 500.
Pippa Mann became the first British woman in history to qualify for and race for the Indy 500. During the race, she moved up 12 positions to finish in 20th place, despite a mechanical problem with her on-board water supply that left her severely dehydrated by the end of the race...
Team Cyclopsgear is proud to announce that Martin Plowman will be racing for us in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
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