CHAMPCAR/CART: Michel Jourdain Jr. Wraps Up His Sebring Test Session

Herdez-backed driver Michel Jourdain Jr. wrapped up his testing session in Sebring and suffered a minor accident. He is reported ok. Michel Jourdain Jr., Car ...

Herdez-backed driver Michel Jourdain Jr. wrapped up his testing session in Sebring and suffered a minor accident. He is reported ok.

Michel Jourdain Jr., Car #16, Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports: "We had a better run today. I tried harder and I went off. I feel well. Regarding the car, a wing was damaged, the team fixed it and we continued testing. Later, we had a failure and we could not continue the session. We don't know yet if it was a mechanical or electrical problem, but the team will check the car in the shop at Indianapolis."

He added: "I feel happy with our performance. This was our second day driving the car in a road course circuit (Sebring) and after completing less laps than my peers, we are very close to them. Today my best lap was of 51.6-seconds."

Tom Brown, Managing Director/Chief Engineer, Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports: "We see a good potential in the car and Michel (Jourdain Jr.) is getting more, more confident every day. He ran in the 51-second range, which is pretty good for a second day running here. We experienced a problem, probably an electrical failure, we are not sure and instead to try to solve it here tomorrow, it is better to go home and work there on the car. We didn't get done everything, but we are very pleased with the progress that we made."

This Thursday he and his Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports Team will go back to Indianapolis, where the team is based.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michel Jourdain , Tom Brown