Brands Hatch: Salvador Duran Friday report

SALVADOR DURAN IN THE TOP 10 AT BRANDS HATCH BRANDS HATCH, England (September 23, 2005).- During first practice session for the A1 Grand Prix Series held this Friday at the 3.899-Km. Grand Prix circuit of Brands Hatch, England, Salvador Duran...

SALVADOR DURAN IN THE TOP 10 AT BRANDS HATCH

BRANDS HATCH, England (September 23, 2005).- During first practice session for the A1 Grand Prix Series held this Friday at the 3.899-Km. Grand Prix circuit of Brands Hatch, England, Salvador Duran was 10th fastest in with a lap time of 1'17.997. This was a good start for Team Mexico, since Telmex-backed driver ran for the first time at the historic track.

Second practice was run under rainy conditions, but Mexico was 11th fastest thanks to "Chava" Duran, who posted a lap time of 1'27.553, out of 25 countries participating in the first day of activities in this new world series. However, first practice times prevailed over second session's due to they were fastest and at the end of the day, Mexican team officially was in the top 10 in the time sheets.

"First practice was held under dry conditions. I was learning the track since this was the first time I drove there. We have worked as much as we could, but there was not enough time to work on the set up and all of that; thus we were not able to make many changes to the car. We were 10th overall, despite using just one set of fresh tyres, whilst United States recorded the fastest lap time, using two sets of new tyres," Telmex driver said.

"Second practice was completely ran under rainy conditions, thus we have used a set up for wet conditions and during the first part of the session I was fourth or fifth, but after that, I could not do any more laps because there was a lot of traffic and red flags. That's why, at the end of practice we were 11th and 10th overall. We shall wait until tomorrow (Saturday) to decide the strategy we will use, depending on how weather conditions will be," Salvador said.

"I want to thank Telmex and A1 Team Mexico for giving me the opportunity to represent Mexico in the A1 Grand Prix Series. It's an honour to compete in the World Cup of Motorsport this weekend," he said.

-www.escuderiatelmex.com

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Series A1GP
Drivers Salvador Duran