Photo: Romain Grosjean set for his new team.
Jimmie Johnson and Romain Grosjean hope to complete Rookie Oientation tests at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today in preparation for their Indianapolis 500 debuts next May.
Johnson did not run any ovals in 2021, while Grosjean ran one, At World Wide Technology Raceway. Grosjean did a great job on his initial oval run.
Today’s activity begins at 10:30 am. ROP was originally scheduled to begin at noon, but was moved up because of a chance of rain this afternoon. The Turn 2 viewing mounds are open. There is no streaming of the tests.
Each car gets three sets of tires for the three phase test.
Phase 1- 10 laps 205-210 mph
Phase 2- 15 laps at 210-215 mph
Phase 3- 15 laps at at 215 + mph.
It will be hard to get used to seeing the 28 car with someone other than Ryan Hunter-Reay in it.