CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America: Neel Jani race report

It was a disastrous weekend for Neel Jani in Elkhart Lake. After running 6th, 3 minutes before the end of the race, lack of fuel forced Neel for an extra pit stop, resulting in a 10th place at the finishing line. The race weekend began very...

It was a disastrous weekend for Neel Jani in Elkhart Lake. After running 6th, 3 minutes before the end of the race, lack of fuel forced Neel for an extra pit stop, resulting in a 10th place at the finishing line.

The race weekend began very promising, with a 3rd place in the first qualifying. Due to some problems he and his team couldn't develop the car further to keep this position. So on Sunday Neel started from 7th. He could hold this position during the race and towards the end was running in 6th, 3 minutes before the end of the race.

An extra pit stop cost Neel his 6th place. Earlier in the race, due to balance problems with the softer tyres, they decided to pit two laps earlier than usual during the first pit window. This was a gamble, which didn't pay off, as the expected yellow flag phase did not materialise.

At the moment Neel is back to 7th position in the championship standing.

Neel is looking forward to the next two races in Europe on the 26th August in Zolder Belgium and the 2nd of September in Assen Holland.

-credit: www.neel-jani.com

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Neel Jani