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Twisty Barber road course challenge awaits Foster

After an almost two-month wait for round two, Louis Foster is back in action at the Barber Motorsports Park this weekend in the Indy NXT series.

The 20-year-old driver from Hampshire in the UK is third in the championship after the first Indy NXT round on the street circuit of St Petersburg in Florida, but returns to something much more familiar this weekend.

The Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama is much more reminiscent of the European road courses Andretti Global driver Foster grew up on, and he’ll be looking to take advantage this weekend.

“It’s been a really long break, so I’m excited to get back behind the wheel of the #26 Copart Andretti Global car,” says Foster, who is backed by Copart, a global leader in online auto auctions.
“Of course, you would be driving the car every day if you were allowed, so such a long break between races isn’t ideal, but it has given me plenty of time to work with the team and look at ways we can improve on last year’s event in order to have a really strong weekend.“
"Third in St Petersburg was a decent start to the year and good points banked for the championship. Hopefully we can go two places better at Barber.”

The 2.38-mile track is a tricky one for teams and drivers to compromise on the right set-up. There are two practice sessions before qualifying in order to try and get the car in the right window.

“Barber is somewhere a lot of the teams have tested at and know well, but it’s still tricky to get the car exactly where you want it,” adds Foster, the 2022 Indy Pro 2000 champion in his first year racing in the US.
“Luckily, I’ve got all the faith in the Andretti Global crew and we’ve been working hard in this gap to make sure we can hit the ground running.”

In the UK you’ll be able to watch Louis in action on Sky Sports F1. In America the event will be broadcast on Peacock and for countries which don’t have a broadcast partner, the sessions are available on IndyCar Live for streaming.

Barber schedule – Eastern Time Zone

Friday April 26

Practice 1 - 1430-1515  (1930-2015 UK)

Saturday April 27

Practice 2 - 1105-1150 (1605-1650 UK)

Qualifying 1435-1505 (1935-2005 UK)

Sunday April 28

Race 1105-1220 (1605-1720 UK – Live Sky Sports F1 in the UK)

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