CHAMPCAR/CART: Rio Friday Tire Story

Andretti leads three Goodyear Drivers Led by Andretti's fast lap of 39.553 secs, Goodyear equipped cars took the top three positions in Friday's opening practice session for the RIO 400. Andretti was closely followed by Brazilians Gil de ...

Andretti leads three Goodyear Drivers Led by Andretti's fast lap of 39.553 secs, Goodyear equipped cars took the top three positions in Friday's opening practice session for the RIO 400. Andretti was closely followed by Brazilians Gil de Ferran (39.711 secs) and Christian Fittipaldi (40.035 secs) Steve Orlando, Goodyear's operations manager for the FedEx CART Championship, was pleased with the results of the first practice. "Since we didn't have an opportunity to test on this track, we developed this particular tire based on our computer track simulation, modeling, and past race experience" Orlando said. "The Goodyear Eagles are very good. They are in the top three positions and they seem to be very quick" "The Firestone tyres were not as good as the Goodyeat today" said Brazilian Tony Kanaan, "but we expect to have better tyres and a better track tomorrow" finished the Brazilian Rookie. Marc Zimmermann - Motorsport News International

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