CHAMPCAR/CART: Surfers Paradise: Team Player's Saturday morning practice report

Surfers Paradise, Australia, October 26, 2002 - Team Player's drivers Alex Tagliani and Patrick Carpentier completed their second practice session this morning in preparation for Sunday's Honda Indy 300 at Surfers Paradise in Australia. Tagliani...

Surfers Paradise, Australia, October 26, 2002 - Team Player's drivers Alex Tagliani and Patrick Carpentier completed their second practice session this morning in preparation for Sunday's Honda Indy 300 at Surfers Paradise in Australia.

Tagliani finished 13th overall posting his best lap time around the 4.498-kilometre (2.795-mile) temporary street course in 1 minute 33.379 seconds for an average speed of 173.413 km/h. The Canadian driver improved by one second from his best lap during Friday's qualifying.

His teammate Carpentier was next in 14th place with a lap time of 1 minute 33.600 seconds (173.004 km/h).

Points leader Cristiano da Matta topped the chart in this morning's session with a lap time of 1 minute 31.514 seconds. The Brazilian averaged 176.948 km/h. Kenny Bräck (1:31.705) from Sweden was next, followed by New-Zealander Scott Dixon (1:31.859) and Friday's provisional polesitter, Brazilian Bruno Junqueira (1:32.218).

Drivers will return on track later today at 2:00 p.m. local time Saturday (midnight Eastern Time Saturday) for the second and final qualifying session. Another report on today's activities will follow.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Patrick Carpentier , Alex Tagliani , Scott Dixon , Kenny Brack , Cristiano da Matta