CHAMPCAR/CART: Edmonton: Forsythe Racing Saturday notes

Servia and Tracy Share the Seventh Row at the Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton Edmonton, Ontario, Canada -- Difficulties continued for Forsythe Championship Racing today at the Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton as Oriol Servia and Paul Tracy had a...

Servia and Tracy Share the Seventh Row at the Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton

Edmonton, Ontario, Canada -- Difficulties continued for Forsythe Championship Racing today at the Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton as Oriol Servia and Paul Tracy had a disappointing showing in qualifying placing their INDECK machines in the 13th and 14th positions for Sunday's race.

Both Servia and Tracy have struggled with the setups on their DP01 Champ Cars and will be forced to find an alternate race strategy on Sunday. Servia spent most of the day trying to find the right balance for this high speed temporary airport circuit. Tracy had contact with the wall during his first stint, the #3 Forsythe crew repaired the damage but the Canadian had to sit out for most of the session.

Oriol Servia

#7 Indeck Cosworth/Bridgestone/DP01

Qualified 13th

"It's been a tough weekend for us, we just can't seem to get the car to handle. We've made a lot of changes but we haven't been able to find the right balance. It's very frustrating, everybody in the Team is working extremely hard and hopefully we can find some speed for the race tomorrow. We are starting near the back so we might have to look at some alternative strategies, the last few races have been pretty crazy so you never know what's going to happen."

Paul Tracy

#3 Indeck Cosworth/Bridgestone/DP01

Qualified Tenth

"It's extremely frustrating, we just can't get the car right, we have no grip and we have no balance. We thought we had made some improvements in practice but then during qualifying I went out and the car was extremely loose, I spun on my first lap and had a pretty hard shunt. It knocked the wind out of me for a few seconds, I really just had no confidence on the car after that. My crew fixed the car and after the red flag we tried to improve our time but the car was just all over the place and we couldn't go any quicker. We really just have to put everything behind and us and go out and pick up a bunch of positions tomorrow."

The Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton will be broadcast LIVE July 22 at 3:00pm Eastern Time on ESPN and XM Satellite Radio 205, and in Canada through Global and RDS. You can also tune in to Race Director, available through the Champ Car website, for live coverage of the race and many practice and qualifying sessions with multiple channels of live video, audio, timing, telemetry and commentary.

-credit: forsythe-racing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , Oriol Servia