San Jose: Walker Racing Friday notes

Walker Racing Qualifies in Top Ten in San Jose San Jose, CA -- Walker Racing found their way in San Jose today, as both drivers, Simona De Silvestro ( ...

Walker Racing Qualifies in Top Ten in San Jose

San Jose, CA -- Walker Racing found their way in San Jose today, as both drivers, Simona De Silvestro (#5 Miauton) and Ryan Lewis (#15 NCPI Solutions/Insport) qualified in the top ten in today's provisional qualifying session.

Visiting the San Jose street circuit for the second time in his Champ Car Atlantic career, Lewis proved this was a track that suited his driving style well. The Englishman was the quickest in this morning's practice, but as the track gripped up Lewis found himself clocking the ninth fastest time of 56.483 seconds.

New to all the circuits this season rookie De Silvestro had the advantage of competing in San Jose last year with the Formula BMW USA Series. The Swiss Miss earned her second career best qualifying result of sixth with a time of 56.262 seconds.

The green flag drops tomorrow at 12:40 p.m. for final qualifying.

What they had to say:

Ryan Lewis: "I think we were hoping things were going to go better this afternoon. I think fell into the trap of because our car was good this morning we didn't expect the track to be so different and we didn't quite have the balance we did this morning. It's another day tomorrow and we have a chance for pole tomorrow."

Simona De Silvestro: "We've had a strong day today and qualifying went well. I had a really quick lap and I was three tenths off of a fast lap and it would have been P3, but Hinchcliffe blocked me. We had a great car, I really want to thank the team, our car was quick from the moment we rolled it off the truck, so I really want to thank them."

Derrick Walker: "A late yellow caused the red flag, which basically nuked both Ryan and Simona's best laps. We're looking at where we ended up and it doesn't really represent where we are capable of being. We are pretty happy with the progress we have made. The car is getting better, just got to get a clean race track and complete some laps."

-credit: walkerracing

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Ryan Lewis