The #88 GESS Capstone Honda car started the 103rdIndianapolis 500 in fifth position. The rookie, Colton Herta, was forced to retire on Lap 5 with a mechanical issue.
“This is very disappointing,” said Colton Herta. “I’m so proud of everyone on the #88 GESS Capstone Honda team. They worked so hard this month to give me a great car. The guys worked through Mother’s Day and weekends, so for this to happen is very disappointing for everyone. I promise we’ll have a better car come Detroit.”
The 19-year-old became the youngest winner in NTT IndyCar Series history when he won the inaugural INDYCAR Classic at the Circuit of the Americas on March 24, 2019. Herta hopes to finish on top of the INDYCAR podium again this season.
The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season continues next weekend with the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader at Belle Isle Park. Practice begins Friday, May 31, at 10:55 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold. Live race coverage will be on NBC this Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET.
About Harding Steinbrenner Racing
Indianapolis based Harding Steinbrenner Racing is led by Indianapolis businessman Mike Harding and George Michael Steinbrenner IV. Former head of the NTT IndyCar Series Race Control, Brian Barnhart is team president Harding Steinbrenner will compete on a full-time basis in the 2019 IndyCar Series with Colton Herta, driver of the #88 Honda-powered Indy car.
About GESS International North Carolina, Inc.
GESS International North Carolina, Inc. (GESS) is a highly experienced and globally established renewable energy service company. With over 350 completed projects worldwide, GESS, Inc. has over 21 years of expertise in providing energy efficient solutions using co-generation and renewable energy resources such as solar and biogas. From consulting to managing operations of completed projects, GESS, Inc. offers design and implementation solutions with a direct economic impact for its customers and their communities.
About Capstone Turbine Corporation
Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq: CPST) is the world’s leading producer of highly efficient, low-emission, resilient microturbine energy systems. Capstone microturbines serve multiple vertical markets worldwide, including natural resources, energy efficiency, renewable energy, critical power supply, transportation and microgrids. Capstone offers a comprehensive product lineup, providing scalable systems focusing on 30 kWs to 10 MWs that operate on a variety of gaseous or liquid fuels and are the ideal solution for today’s distributed power generation needs. To date, Capstone has shipped over 9,000 units to 73 countries and have saved customers an estimated $253 million in annual energy costs and 350,000 tons of carbon.
About Colton Herta
Colton Herta began racing go-karts at the age of four. At 12, he turned to cars and promptly won the Pacific F1600 Series championship and finished second in the Skip Barber Summer Series. At 16 years old, the Valencia, California, native quickly impressed by winning the second race of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship 2017 season. That year he also led the series with seven pole positions, set five new track records and earned Rookie of the Year honors. Most recently, Herta became the youngest winner in NTT IndyCar Series history after winning the INDYCAR Classic. He has also won the 2019 Rolex 24 Hours IMSA race with the Rahal Letterman Racing team and placed second in the 2018 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship with four wins, three pole positions and 13 podium finishes.
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