CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: Justin Wilson Friday report

Justin 4th quickest at Montreal 1st qualifying Justin set the 4th fastest time in today's qualifying session for the Grand Prix of Montreal, with the ...

Justin 4th quickest at Montreal 1st qualifying

Justin set the 4th fastest time in today's qualifying session for the Grand Prix of Montreal, with the #9 CDW RuSPORT car producing a lap of 1:22.085. This was achieved on a set of the softer alternate tyres towards the end of the session. Provisional pole was taken by Sebastien Bourdais (Newman Haas) with 1:21.193, Oriel Servia (PKV) was next on 1:21.523, with Bruno Junqueira (Newman Haas) in third with 1:21.856.

Justin was initially classified as 3rd after Junqueira was docked his fastest time for an infringement. It later turned out that the scorers had deleted the wrong lap and Justin dropped to 4th.

Commenting on his day's work, Justin said "It's been not too bad. We had a few problems this morning, so we didn't do many laps. The car seemed pretty quick. It was the same again in qualifying, where we were pretty quick. We just need to find a bit more yet to get on that front row. Hopefully we can get there tomorrow. Obviously, every race from now until the end of the season is going to be important. We're trying to close the gap to Sebastien and give ourselves a chance at the championship. We're going to attack all weekend and do the best we can. If we can win and finish ahead of Sebastien, we're going to take it. If we can't, we're going to finish as close as we can and move on to the next race and hopefully get some luck there."

The team are boosted by the news that Cristiano da Matta's health continues to improve, following his collision with a deer at Elkhart Lake three weeks ago. Cristiano has been transferred to a regular hospital room and is increasingly responding to verbal commands.

Final qualifying takes place tomorrow at 7pm UK time.

-credit: justinwilson.co.uk

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Bruno Junqueira , Cristiano da Matta