Monterrey: Pacific Coast Motorsports Friday practice notes

Friday Practice Notes from Fundidora Park - The 30th anniversary of the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship gets underway at 8:00 a.m. local time, with a 30-minute practice session. - The session began under sunny skies, with comfortable ...

Friday Practice Notes from Fundidora Park

- The 30th anniversary of the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship gets underway at 8:00 a.m. local time, with a 30-minute practice session.

- The session began under sunny skies, with comfortable temperatures.

- Early in the session the track is quite slick, as it is only used once a year.

- As the session progressed the times begin to drop.

- Pacific Coast Motorsports driver Alex Figge is stuck in traffic early in the session.

- The crew believes Figge is having radio difficulty, as he has not responded to any calls.

- Midway through the session, practice is halted, as No. 19 Valiante has stopped on course.

- The practice session resumes, with five minutes remaining.

- For the final two laps, Figge gets a clear track, but makes a few mistakes, preventing him from moving up the charts.

- At the end of the session, Figge is ninth quickest, with a lap of 1:30.858.

- The first of two qualifying session for Sunday's Tecate Telmex Grand Prix, begins Friday at 12:15 p.m. (local time).

"I'm a little disappointed," said Figge. "As expected the track was pretty slippery, but it got better as the session progressed. Unfortunately I was stuck in traffic most of the session, and with my radio not working my crew couldn't help me find a gap. Late in the session I got some space, but made a few mistakes. I'm not to concerned though, I know I can go a lot quicker."

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Alex Figge