CHAMPCAR/CART: Surfers Paradise: Conquest Racing Saturday notes

After two days of re-familiarization with the Champ Car World Series and coming to grips with the new DP01, Nelson Philippe ( ...

After two days of re-familiarization with the Champ Car World Series and coming to grips with the new DP01, Nelson Philippe (#34 Juniper Soul / Cosworth / DP01 / Bridgestone) will start 13th on the grid for tomorrow's Lexmark Indy 300. He and Conquest will be working to improve the package overnight and be looking forward to a mistake-free competitive race tomorrow.

Nelson Philippe

"I'm pretty disappointed with our results today. I obviously had higher expectations for today's session," said Philippe. "Possibly they were just a bit too high for what would actually happen. This is my first race in a while and I'm still learning my way around the car so there was a lot to achieve over the past two days. I usually have good results during races and have been previously known as more of a racer than a qualifier. It will be important for us to run a clean race tomorrow and if we can do that I believe that we can end up with a really strong result."

Eric Bachelart

"We probably underestimated the challenge we had to face coming into this event," said Eric Bachelart, Conquest Racing Team Owner. "This race track is known to be the toughest place of the circuit and all considered I feel that Nelson and the Team have done quite a good job so far this weekend. I know that Nelson will be solid in the race and as we have experienced so many times in Surfers, when comes race day, everything is possible."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Nelson Philippe
Teams Conquest Racing