Three weeks since the last Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports, Benjamin Pedersen and the entire Indy Lights field are returning to race mode this weekend, June 3-5, in Detroit, Michigan on the temporary street circuit located on Belle Isle.
After a strong start to the season with two second-place finishes at St. Petersburg and Barber Motorsports Park, Benjamin left the double-header weekend in Indianapolis with mixed feelings. After having driven to third in the first race of the weekend, Pedersen was unfortunately hit by a competitor, ruining the podium streak; in race two he finished just off the podium in fourth. Preparing for the second double-header event of the season, Pedersen is looking to return to his podium finish form as he continues his fight for the championship.
“It’s really nice to be returning back to the Detroit GP on the streets of Belle Isle,” exclaimed Pedersen. “I’m feeling very confident going into the weekend that we can fight for our first Indy Lights win and that we can be right in the mix all weekend!”
In the field of thirteen entries, Pedersen is one of six drivers who competed on the 12-turn street circuit last season and on a track with fast straights and hard braking zones, experience will give Pedersen an upper hand over half the field.
While a clean race and a strong points finish is the priority, Pedersen is still aiming for his first Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires win. Alongside the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Pedersen will have two chances this weekend, with one race each on Saturday and Sunday. Prior to taking the green flag, there will be one practice session on Friday afternoon, followed by one qualifying session early Saturday morning. With two races and one qualifying session, the grid for race one will be set by the driver’s fastest lap and race two will be set by their second fastest lap.
Indy Lights Detroit Grand Prix Weekend Schedule *all times EDT
Friday, June 3
2:25 PM – 3:15 PM Practice 1
Saturday, June 4
7:45 AM – 8:15 PM Qualifying
11:25 AM – 12:25 PM Race 1 25 laps
Sunday, June 5
12:05 PM – 1:20 PM Race 2 30 laps
How To Watch – Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires
All 2022 Indy Lights races will be available on Peacock Premium in the United States, REV TV in Canada and ESPN – Star+ in Latin America and Brazil. For fans outside of those areas, Indy Lights races will be available through the new INDYCAR Live! streaming platform. INDYCAR Live! will also feature every practice and qualifying session worldwide. The award-winning INDYCAR Radio Network also will provide coverage of all Indy Lights sessions alongside the INDYCAR App Powered by NTT DATA.
INDYCAR Live! – Indy Lights https://www.indycar.com/IndyLights/OTT/IL-stream
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