CHAMPCAR/CART: Milwaukee: Patrick Racing preview

Visteon/Patrick Racing Team Notes - Driver: Oriol Servia *Oriol Servia is coming off back-to-back top-five finishes, a fourth place performance at Brands Hatch and a fifth place showing in the German 500. This is the second time in his CART ...

Visteon/Patrick Racing Team Notes - Driver: Oriol Servia

*Oriol Servia is coming off back-to-back top-five finishes, a fourth place performance at Brands Hatch and a fifth place showing in the German 500. This is the second time in his CART career that Servia has finished in the top- five in consecutive races having achieved the feat at Vancouver and Germany in 2001.

Servia has never placed in the top-five at three straight CART events.

*Servia has finished in the points in four of the first five events this season and qualified in the top-10 in all five races. The five straight top-10 starting positions are a CART career high. Servia is currently 10th in the standings with 24 points

*The 2003 CART World Series season is Servia's fourth CART season and

second with Visteon/Patrick Racing. He competed in ten events for the team in 2002.

*The 2003 Milwaukee Mile 250 will be Servia's 59th career CART start and 16th for Visteon/Patrick Racing.

*This will be Servia's third start on the Milwaukee Mile. In 2001 he started 15th and finished 19th. He started 18th and finished 14th in 2002.

*In 58 previous CART starts, Servia has earned 25 top-ten finishes including eight top-five showings (third, Detroit - 2000; fourth, Rockingham - 2002, Brands Hatch - 2003; fifth, St. Louis - 2000, Vancouver and Germany - 2001, Fontana - 2002, Germany - 2003 ). His best finish is third Detroit - 2000.

*Of Servia's eight career top-five finishes, five have come on ovals (fourth, Rockingham-2002; fifth, St. Louis-2000, Germany-2001, '03, Fontana- 2002).

*Servia's highest career CART qualifying position is third at Texas in 2001 (race was cancelled). His highest starting position is fourth at Nazareth in 2001, Monterrey and Brands Hatch in 2003.

*Servia has finished in the points in nine of his 15 starts for Visteon/Patrick Racing with five top-10 finishes and four top-five showings (fourth, Brands Hatch - 2003, Rockingham - 2002; fifth, Fontana - 2002, Germany - 2003).

Three of his four top-five performances with the team have come on ovals (fourth, Rockingham-2002; fifth, Fontana-2002 and Germany-2003)

*Servia's best finish for Visteon/Patrick Racing is fourth at Brands Hatch in 2003 and Rockingham in 2002. His best qualifying position is fourth at Monterrey and Brands Hatch in 2003.

*Servia, 28, a native of Pals, Catalonia, Spain, resides in Miami, Florida.

*Servia is the 1999 Dayton Indy Lights Champion.

Patrick Racing History At The Milwaukee Mile:

Patrick Racing will be making its 70th start on the Milwaukee Mile. In 69 previous events the team has qualified in the top-10 a total of 51 times, including 28 in the top-five with five poles. They have finished in the top-10 a total of 37 times including 22 top-five showings, 13 podium performances and three wins.

McGee Holds Record For Most Wins:

Patrick Racing General Manager Jim McGee, who is entering his 44th year of Champ Car competition, has amassed the most victories by a Manager/Chief Mechanic with 89. His record includes four Indianapolis 500 titles and nine national championships.

Patrick Racing Facts:

Patrick Racing enters its 31st year of competition in 2003. Patrick drivers have started 769 races, earning 45 victories including three Indianapolis 500 titles and two national championships (1976 - Gordon Johncock and 1989 - Emerson Fittipaldi). Patrick Racing's last pole came at Australia in 2001 with Roberto Moreno. The team's last win was at Vancouver in 2001 also with Moreno.

Patrick Racing is owned and led by U. E. "Pat" Patrick. Patrick is the co- founder of Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART).

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Roberto Moreno , Oriol Servia , Emerson Fittipaldi