Top Five Start for Servia, Dominguez Ninth HOUSTON, Texas -- April 21st, 2007 -- Oriol Servia and Mario Dominguez qualified their Forsythe machines in the fifth and ninth position for Sunday's Grand Prix of Houston at JAGflo Speedway at Reliant...
Top Five Start for Servia, Dominguez Ninth
HOUSTON, Texas -- April 21st, 2007 -- Oriol Servia and Mario Dominguez qualified their Forsythe machines in the fifth and ninth position for Sunday's Grand Prix of Houston at JAGflo Speedway at Reliant Park. The Forsythe Duo opted not to use their Bridgestone Red "Alternate" tires during Friday's provisional qualifying session and therefore were able to use both sets today in their qualifying attempts.
Servia, who will start his second race with the Forsythe Team after replacing the injured Paul Tracy, turned a lap of 57.790 which places him on the inside of the third row for Sunday's race. Las week at Long Beach he qualified 14th and through fast driving and a brilliant pit strategy managed to work his way up to second, finishing only 2.614 seconds behind the leader.
Mario Dominguez and his #7 Telmex/Banca Mifel crew have struggled with the setup of their DP01 Champ Car and were not able to repeat the pole winning performance that they put on last year. The Mexican driver turned a lap of 58.079seconds and will start from the ninth position.
Oriol Servia Qualified Fifth
"Well it's a good result for us, we would have liked to have been a couple of spots farther up the grid but we just couldn't get those last few tenths out of the car. We've been improving the setup all weekend and we are getting pretty close to where we have to be, I think we'll have a pretty strong car tomorrow. I know the Forsythe Team will give me great pit stops and we proved last weekend that we can move up through the field so I'm expecting another great result."
Mario Dominguez Qualified Ninth
"We really thought we were going to be quicker so it's a little frustrating. We've been making a lot of changes but we just haven't been able to find the grip that we need. Tomorrow is a very important day for me, I need to push as much as possible and be fast and consistent so I can give the fans a great show and a great result."