Alex Tagliani 2012 IICS Honda Indy Toronto Race PreviewPress Release
Team Barracuda – BHA IZOD IndyCar Series Notes & Quotes: Honda Indy Toronto
Driver: Alex Tagliani
Car: No. 98 Team Barracuda – BHA
Primary sponsor: Barracuda Networks
Event title: Honda Indy Toronto
Location: Streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Track: 11-turn, 1.75-mile temporary street circuit
Practice sessions: Friday, July 6 from 11:05-11:35 a.m. EDT (group A), 11:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. (group B – all cars) and 1:55-2:55 p.m.; Saturday, July 7 from 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Qualifying: Saturday, July 7 from 1:05-2:25 p.m.
Race: Sunday, July 8 with pre-race activities starting at 12 p.m. EDT and estimated green flag at 1 p.m.
Race broadcast (TV): Sunday, July 8 at 12:30 p.m. EDT on ABC
Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network and SiriusXM (XM 94 and Sirius 212)
Driver Quote: Alex Tagliani
“I’m definitely excited about Toronto and the beginning of the two Canadian races. It’s a big week and we have lots to accomplish before we even hit the track on Friday. Once we get into the race weekend, we have some fun events planned with the Barracuda Networks group, Bowers & Wilkins team and some of our other sponsors. It’s a big weekend outside of all the track activity.
The last time we were on a street course was Detroit and I remember that we had an amazing car. The Honda Indy Toronto is going to be our second street course with Honda power and I feel really good about it. I’ve been really close before at this track – I’ve finished second and third – so I’m looking for that higher step on the podium this weekend. I feel that good things are coming. Team Barracuda – BHA has been way too fast and way too strong to not get the reward. We just need some better luck and hopefully this is the weekend that our luck turns around.”
Team Barracuda – BHA on twitter: @BHA
Alex Tagliani on twitter: @Tagliani
Barracuda Networks: @Barracuda
Bowers & Wilkins: @Bowers_Wilkins
Team Barracuda – BHA on facebook: www.facebook.com/BryanHertaAutosport
Alex Tagliani on facebook: www.facebook.com/ATagliani
Launch of “Tag on the Go” cookies on Thursday, July 5 from 4-7 p.m. at Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens. Event open to the public.
Alex Tagliani autograph session at LIDS store in the Honda Indy Toronto track on Friday, July 6 from 4-4:30 p.m.
IZOD IndyCar Series autograph session with Alex Tagliani – Saturday, July 7 from 4:15-5:15 p.m. EDT in front of the Honda Indy Toronto Victory Circle
Alex Tagliani interview with Raceline Radio on Sunday, July 8 at 10:40 a.m. Fans can come and watch the interview at the Fan 590 tent in Gasoline Alley.
About Bryan Herta Autosport
Founded by veteran driver Bryan Herta and noted race engineer and team manager Steve Newey, Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) has been a race-winning team in Firestone Indy Lights competition since 2009 and recently won the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with driver Dan Wheldon in only its second IZOD IndyCar Series start. The Indianapolis, Ind.-based squad made its IndyCar debut in 2010 contesting the Indianapolis 500. New for 2012, BHA has formed a joint venture with Bowen and Bowers Motorsports, Inc. (BBM) to field a full time entry in the IZOD Indycar Series for Canadian driver Alex Tagliani. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Bowen and Bowers Motorsports, Inc. is the coming together of leading sports and entertainment property development professionals, Chris Bowers and David Bowen, along with the financial management experience of Trapeze Asset Management Inc. For more information, please visit www.bryanhertaautosport.com.
About Barracuda Networks Inc.
Barracuda Networks combines premises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive content and network security, data protection and application delivery solutions. The company’s expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email and Web threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L’Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 150,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks’ range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its International Headquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com.
Source: Team Barracuda – BHA/Bryan Herta Autosport, Press Release
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