Heylen Finishes Provisional Qualifying in 13th at Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto
Jan Heylen Quote
"I ran into a bit of traffic near the end of that session," began Heylen. "It hurt us at the end of one lap and the beginning of another so we lost about three tenths because of that traffic. We were running really well during the qualifying warm-up and then we made a few changes that didn't work out. But, it is only Friday and we were able to use the qualifying session to learn a few things about the car so we'll go back and look over our data to improve our standings tomorrow. Overall, the car is feeling strong and we had a promising session at today so we'll be working to have a better result during the final qualifying."
Eric Bachelart Quote
"We really wanted to have a better position than 13th at today's provisional qualifying," said Eric Bachelart, Conquest Racing team owner. "We were only able to get eleven laps in because of the red flags which held us back a little bit so we'll just have to work even harder tomorrow to improve our position. We see that the car continues to do well during practice and we need to get that translated into a good qualifying position. I'm confident that the team will be able to have a strong session tomorrow and a great race on Sunday."
The final grid for the seventh round of the Champ Car World Series will be determined after the final qualifying session on Saturday, July 7th. The green flag drops on the Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto on Sunday, July 8th at 1:00 p.m. EST. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN beginning at 1:00 p.m. as well as broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio Channel 205.
Toronto is the second leg of the Champ Car Canadian Triple Crown which will pit teams against each other over the three successive Canadian races. The competition began in Mont Tremblant on July 1st and will conclude in Edmonton on July 22nd. Standings in the Triple Crown will be based upon a combined average finish for each team.