CHAMPCAR/CART: Toronto: Ryan Dalziel Saturday report

Toronto, Canada (July 09, 2005) -- Scotland's Ryan Dalziel will make his maiden Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford career start in tomorrow's Molson Indy Toronto from 16th on the grid following today's second and final...

Toronto, Canada (July 09, 2005) -- Scotland's Ryan Dalziel will make his maiden Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford career start in tomorrow's Molson Indy Toronto from 16th on the grid following today's second and final qualifying session on the 1.755-mile street course.

Piloting the #19 American Medical Response Bridgestone/Ford-Cosworth/Lola for Dale Coyne Racing, Dalziel's fastest time of 1:00.436s placed him 16th overall with an average of 104.540mph.

Pole position for tomorrow's 88-lap charge was sealed by reigning champion and last year's Molson Indy Toronto winner Sebastian Bourdais. The Frenchman's time of 58.552s edged out yesterday's provisional pole winner Paul Tracy, the Canadian favorite now lining up alongside Bourdais on the front-row.

Looking back on qualifying and ahead to tomorrow's race Ryan said:

"My goal for the first couple of days was to not make any mistakes like spin or put it in the wall and I've achieved that. I didn't want to be last on the grid either although I would have preferred to have been a little further up. It'll be interesting to follow other cars tomorrow as I don't really know where I've been going wrong in qualifying. Following them and seeing what they do out on track should help and hopefully we can come away with a decent finish."

The Molson Indy Toronto, Round 6 of 14 in the 2005 Champ Car World Series, gets underway at Exhibition Place on Sunday 10th July at 1pm EST. The race will be broadcast live by CBS Sports with coverage starting at 12:30pm EST.

-www.ryandalziel.com

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Ryan Dalziel , Paul Tracy , Dale Coyne
Teams Dale Coyne Racing