CHAMPCAR/CART: Surfers Paradise: Conquest Racing Friday notes

In his Return in the Series, Nelson Philippe Turns in a Top Ten Qualifying Effort for the Provisional Qualifying in Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise, Qld Australia (October 19, 2007) - In his first qualifying session of the 2007 season,...

In his Return in the Series, Nelson Philippe Turns in a Top Ten Qualifying Effort for the Provisional Qualifying in Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Qld Australia (October 19, 2007) - In his first qualifying session of the 2007 season, Nelson Philippe (#34 Juniper Soul / Cosworth / DP01 / Bridgestone) turned in a respectable top-ten qualifying time at today's provisional session. His progression was slowed by the two red flags during the qualifying session but he was able to take full advantage of his practice and warm up session to improve his confidence and get the #34 car up to speed.

Nelson Philippe Quote
"I have a few mixed feelings about today's qualifying session," began Nelson. "On one hand, I'm quite happy I was able to get up to speed quickly today and on the other hand, and I'm sure everyone will say this, our rhythm was hurt by the red flags. It was tough getting back in the car today and seeing all those concrete walls because it has been a while since being on a street track but we had a top ten showing which is good to see and our times are competitive so I'm quite confident that we can go a lot faster tomorrow."

Eric Bachelart Quote
"Nelson has done a very good job today especially considering he has been out of a car for about 8 months," said Eric Bachelart, Conquest Racing Team Owner. "I am confident we will find more speed overnight and we will improve our starting position for Sunday's race. We have done a lot of work in a short amount of time to get ready for this event so it is encouraging to see a positive result."

-credit: cr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Nelson Philippe
Teams Conquest Racing