Long Beach: Conquest Racing Friday notes

Conquest Racing Atlantic Long Beach Grand Prix First Round Qualifying Report Long Beach, California, April 13, 2007- It was an up and down first round of qualifying for the Conquest Racing Atlantic team in Long Beach. Italian driver Giacomo...

Conquest Racing Atlantic Long Beach Grand Prix First Round Qualifying Report

Long Beach, California, April 13, 2007- It was an up and down first round of qualifying for the Conquest Racing Atlantic team in Long Beach. Italian driver Giacomo Ricci found himself among the top ten in today's qualifying session while teammate American Matt Lee missed out on more than half of today's qualifying due to a crash in the morning practice. With a lap time of 1:17.751, Ricci is 9th on the provisional grid and Lee, despite his limited track time, placed himself 18th with a lap time of 1:18.270 heading into tomorrow's final round of qualifying, which gets underway at 12:40pm local time.

9th - Giacomo Ricci #18 Mazda-Cosworth/Swift/Cooper

"Today was so, so for me. I did better than Las Vegas because I feel better with the team and with the car. I think we made good progress with the car and I know I still have some room to improve as well. There are still a few things we have to work out but we are heading in the right direction."

18th - Matt Lee #44 Mazda-Cosworth/Swift/Cooper

"In practice this morning we had a mishap in turn one and I couldn't get the car back. The team managed to fix the car which allowed me to get at least ten minutes of qualifying time so I did not really have the chance to drive the car. I only had three hot laps but tomorrow is a different day and a new start."

-credit: cr

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Giacomo Ricci , Matt Lee
Teams Conquest Racing