CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez Competition Sebring Spring Training notes 2003-02-04

Eighteen drivers took to the track today at Sebring International Raceway for the first day of the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford "Spring Training" media and testing event. Each driver had three hours and ...

Eighteen drivers took to the track today at Sebring International Raceway for the first day of the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford "Spring Training" media and testing event. Each driver had three hours and fifteen minutes on track, bracketed by a variety of press conferences, media interviews and photo sessions. On Wednesday, the Champ Car drivers will return to Sebring for another day of testing and media activities.

Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55
"Well, it wasn't exactly what we had hoped for! We had much better balance when we tested here a couple of weeks ago. But we are working on getting the setup to what we had last time and I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

Brian Ma - Race Engineer, Car 55
"We had some little mechanical issues at the beginning of the session which ate into our running time. While we weren't able to improve on the time Mario recorded here a few weeks ago, we did learn something and I think we are headed in the right direction now - we just ran out of time to implement the changes in that session."

Roberto Moreno - Driver, Car 4
"We spent quite a bit of time during my session working on developing the suspension set up and I think it was quite successful from that standpoint. As I get more seat time in the car, I'm becoming more and more sensitive to the Lola chassis and the changes we need to make to go faster tomorrow."

Chris Gorne - Race Engineer, Car 4
"I'm quite confident that there's more to come from Roberto. We are very encouraged by the progress we made this morning and with the changes we made to the car."

-HC-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Roberto Moreno , Mario Dominguez