Utah: Andretti Green Racing race report

Herta, Fittipaldi Claim Seventh in LMP2 at Utah TOOLE, Utah (May 18, 2008) - Bryan Herta and Christian Fittipaldi drove the XM Satellite Radio Acura to a seventh-place finish in the LMP2 class at Sunday's running of the Larry H. Miller ...

Herta, Fittipaldi Claim Seventh in LMP2 at Utah

TOOLE, Utah (May 18, 2008) - Bryan Herta and Christian Fittipaldi drove the XM Satellite Radio Acura to a seventh-place finish in the LMP2 class at Sunday's running of the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix.

Bryan Herta, #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura:
"It was bad luck for the XM Acura team this weekend. We had a set back when Christian spun in qualifying and we had to start back a little bit, but he really did a great job and got us up into the top five very quickly. Unfortunately when Highcroft spun, there was nothing we could do about it. Even after the damage we were still pretty competitive, but when you go a lap down on a three-mile track, there just isn't anything you can do about it."

Christian Fittipaldi, #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura:
"I was trying to avoid contact with the Highcroft car coming into the corner much quicker. I thought I had made it by him, but he started going backward and ran into me. We made a mistake and made changes to the car while the pits were closed, which gave us the penalty. In general the XM Acura car was very competitive. We went by Gil (de Ferran) and the GT cars on the first lap and got to the front quickly, which makes it even more frustrating for us."

-credit: agr

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Series ALMS
Drivers Christian Fittipaldi , Bryan Herta