CHAMPCAR/CART: Jourdain Jr. third fast at Chicago test

Herdez-backed driver Michel Jourdain Jr. was third fastest in the Chicago Test, which was held at the 1.029-mile oval of the Chicago Motor Speedway last Thursday and Friday. Michel's (Jourdain Jr.) best lap was 22.626 seconds at 163.723 Mph.

Herdez-backed driver Michel Jourdain Jr. was third fastest in the Chicago Test, which was held at the 1.029-mile oval of the Chicago Motor Speedway last Thursday and Friday. Michel's (Jourdain Jr.) best lap was 22.626 seconds at 163.723 Mph. Later, his Mexican countryman Adrian Fernandez matched Michel's (Jourdain Jr.) best time.

Michel Jourdain Jr., Car #16, Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports: "I am very happy because we were third fastest. The car is much, much better. The team is doing a great job and the information that we got in this two-day testing will help us to perform better in the Chicago and St. Louis races."

Joe Ward, Team Manager, Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports: "On Thursday morning we used the Handford Mark I, completing 49 laps. Then, we decided to use Handford MkII, but because it takes three hours the change, we couldn't run the rest of the day. On Friday, we had a good run in the morning and in the afternoon session we were second fastest and third overall, completing 258 miles. In the two-day test we completed a total of 307 miles, with no engine problems. The engine performed well, Michel (Jourdain Jr.) gave good information and he and his engineer, Tom Brown worked very well together. The mechanics assembled very well the car and we had a two-day trouble free testing."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Joe Ward , Michel Jourdain , Tom Brown