Ryan Dalziel is hoping for a top 10 finish at Road America on Sunday on his return to Champ Car action following a broken collarbone.
The Scot, who drives for the Pacific Coast Motorsports team, suffered the break during a training cycle ride and was forced to sit out the last race in San Jose.
He said: “Having to sit back and watch a race on television was more painful than the actual injury. I feel 100 per cent but because of the location of the injury, it may be tough. I am ready to get past this and continue my focus for a top-ten result in the series championship.
“We had a really good test at Road America, it was definitely our best test of the year, so I think we are all excited to get back there as we should have a good car to start with and work on it from there.”
Dalziel had surgery on his injury just a fortnight ago but successfully completed six evaluation laps yesterday afternoon to prove his race fitness, driving a car fitted with extra padding and straps to protect the collarbone.
He then took part in Friday practice, finishing 16th fastest in the first session and fourth in the second for a combined sixth place across both sessions.