McDONALD'S DRIVER BOURDAIS ON PROVISIONAL POLE FOR THE CHAMP CAR GENERAC GRAND PRIX AT ROAD AMERICA; MEDI | ZONE DRIVER RAHAL 11TH

Sebastien Bourdais, No. 1 McDonald's Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone: "We came here prepared to not have our good advantage but it looks like we have the set up figured out. I'm very happy for the McDonald's team; they did a great job to give me a great car. It wasn't easy out there (in qualifying) and I' m actually very surprised we went that fast. A 2.3 on day 1 with a fairly green track makes me happy. With qualifying being as late as it was today and it being cooler and with tomorrow going back to the normal schedule (2 p.m.) in warmer conditions, we were thinking it would be a quicker session today. We didn't get a better lap time on the second run which is normally when you do it. We made a little adjustment and it didn't go the right way so too bad. But we had a good lap on the first run and that is what put us on provisional pole."

Graham Rahal, No. 2 Medi | Zone Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone: "The session wasn't too bad for the Medi | Zone team. Three-tenths of a second would put us third. It's close other than Sebastien's time. I think we were on the wrong end of the lap. The track was definitely getting quicker. We put the reds on and I don't think it was the way to go and it hurt us a bit. I don't think we're too far off though. We need to find some speed but we'll be there tomorrow."

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