CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexico City: Justin Wilson Saturday report

Justin takes pole position in Mexico City Justin is the toast of the Champ Car paddock having fought through his wrist injury to take pole position for Sunday's season finale in Mexico City. He powered his ...

Justin takes pole position in Mexico City

Justin is the toast of the Champ Car paddock having fought through his wrist injury to take pole position for Sunday's season finale in Mexico City. He powered his #9 CDW-RuSPORT machine to the front with a lap of 1:24.801 (117.763 mph), almost two tenths of a second quicker than provisional polesitter Sebastien Bourdais (1:24.986). Ryan Briscoe was fourth fastest in the session in the #10 Western Union-RuSPORT car with a 1:25.643 and lines up 5th on the grid.

"It's a fantastic feeling", said an exhilarated Justin. "As soon as I crossed the line, I knew it was a good lap. Everything just came together. We made some improvements right before the session. The car was flowing and carrying good speed and I was able to get back to full throttle very early. I've got to thank the whole CDW-RuSPORT team - they've done a great job this weekend and I'm really pleased with the progress we've made."

"The circumstances didn't make it easy", Justin added. "This Bridgestone Pole Award is definitely going to be one of the most cherished trophies I have. Today was quite emotional and it feels great to come out on top. I don't want to get carried away, as anything can happen tomorrow, but at the moment it feels good. The wrist seems OK, and my left arm, which is having to do so much of the work, is feeling fine. I'll be doing my best to win, but if that's not possible then my focus is going to be on getting 2nd in the championship."

-credit: justinwilson.co.uk

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Sébastien Bourdais , Ryan Briscoe