CHAMPCAR/CART: Gold Coast Michael Jourdain Jr. Qualifying

JOURDAIN JR. CELEBRATES 10 YEARS IN MOTOR RACING 22 year old driver Michel Jourdain Jr., who ten years ago (on October 16) debuted in motor racing in Formula Junior at Pachuca, Mexico. Today participated in the first qualifying session for...

JOURDAIN JR. CELEBRATES 10 YEARS IN MOTOR RACING

22 year old driver Michel Jourdain Jr., who ten years ago (on October 16) debuted in motor racing in Formula Junior at Pachuca, Mexico. Today participated in the first qualifying session for the IndyCarnival Australia race

During the free practice session, the Herdez backed driver set a time of 1'38"475 and improved his time in the timed session with a lap of 1'35"109 to take the 22nd spot on the provisional starting grid.

Michel Jourdain Jr., Car #19 Herdez-Viva Mexico! Team: "We did few laps during the untimed session. We experienced some problems with brakes and I couldn't make a good lap. For the qualifying practice we changed a few things in the alignment and we used softer springs. This improved a lot the car. However, this time I made some mistakes and at the end, Al Unser Jr. forced the session to be red-flagged and it finished earlier than we expected. So, I had no change to make my last attempt to complete a fast lap. The car is much better than the times we got and I am sure tomorrow we will be much faster."

Antonio Marron, Motorsports Director of the Herdez-Viva Mexico! Team: "We had good weather and 26 of 28 drivers -including Michel- lowered the track record time of 1'36"831. Michel did a good job, but there is at least one second to improve tomorrow."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Michael Jourdain , Michel Jourdain