CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's Gold Coast Friday report

Surfers Paradise, Australia, October 13, 2000 - Team Player's drivers Patrick Carpentier and Alex Tagliani completed their first qualifying session today in preparation for the Honda Indy 300, scheduled to be run on Sunday. Carpentier was tenth...

Surfers Paradise, Australia, October 13, 2000 - Team Player's drivers Patrick Carpentier and Alex Tagliani completed their first qualifying session today in preparation for the Honda Indy 300, scheduled to be run on Sunday.

Carpentier was tenth fastest during the session. The Player's team driver completed his fastest lap around the 2.795-mile urban track in 1 minute 33.798 seconds at an average speed of 107.273 mph. His teammate Tagliani finished 22nd overall with a lap time of 1 minute 35.436 seconds (105.432 mph). The Canadian driver was fourth in the morning practice session.

Gil de Ferran was quickest of the 25 drivers on the track for Round 19 of the CART FedEx Championship Series. The Brazilian driver posted his fastest lap in 1 minute 32.057 seconds (109.302 mph). Colombian Juan Montoya was second fastest (1:32.684), followed by Americans Jimmy Vasser (1:33.052) and Michael Andretti (1:33.123). Brazilian Tony Kanaan rounded out the Top-5.

Team Player's drivers will return on the track tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10:00 a.m. (Local Time) for the second practice session of the weekend. Final qualifying for the Honda Indy 300 will start later at 1:45 p.m. (11:45 p.m. Eastern Time).

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Patrick Carpentier , Alex Tagliani , Tony Kanaan