Thursday, May 10, 2012

ROP Overview

With the first day of track activity for the 2012 month of May in the books, 5 rookies completed all three phases of the Rookie Orientation Program.

Rookies who completed ROP included:

Josef Newgarden
Bryan Clauson
James Jakes
Simon Pagenaud
Rubens Barrichello

Michel Jourdain also completed his refresher course.

Wade Cunningham completed 2 of the 3 phases, and although not making an ROP attempt, Lotus' Jean Alesi turned 18 laps.

Dragon Racing rookie Katherine Legge and teammate Sebastien Bourdais, who'll need to meet refresher requirements, did not make it on track due to their current engine situation.

The revamped ROP consists of 10 laps between 200 and 205mph, 15 laps between 205 and 210mph, and 15 laps at 210mph+.

Top Speeds:

James Jakes - 218.268
Bryan Clauson - 217.046
Josef Newgarden - 216.573
Rubens Barrichello - 214.083
Simon Pagenaud - 214.055
Michel Jourdain - 213.633
Wade Cunningham - 210.318
Jean Alesi - 186.387

Rubens Barrichello

Bryan Clauson

Wade Cunningham

James Jakes

Michel Jourdain

Josef Newgarden

Simon Pagenaud

Jean Alesi

Jean Alesi heading out for his first laps

Rubens Barrichello with Tony Kanaan watching on


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