CHAMPCAR/CART: Zolder: Forsythe Racing Friday notes

Servia Seventh, Tracy Tenth in Provisional Qualifying at Zolder Zolder, Belgium -- August 24, 2007 -- After having a few days to relax, recover from jetlag, and enjoy the beautiful Belgian scenery, the Forsythe Duo of Oriol Servia and Paul Tracy...

Servia Seventh, Tracy Tenth in Provisional Qualifying at Zolder

Zolder, Belgium -- August 24, 2007 -- After having a few days to relax, recover from jetlag, and enjoy the beautiful Belgian scenery, the Forsythe Duo of Oriol Servia and Paul Tracy got back on a track for opening day at the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit Zolder. Both drivers encountered problems during morning practice but managed to recover and secure a top ten provisional qualifying spot at the 2.492 mile permanent road circuit.

Servia managed to turn only 10 laps during morning practice due to a mechanical problem which kept him sitting in pit lane for most of the session. But the Spaniard managed to quickly learn the track during qualifying and his lap of 1m14.812s was good enough to place him seventh in the provisional grid.

Tracy's first run in morning practice lasted only a few seconds as he was an innocent casualty in a wild four car accident which damaged his front wing and suspension. The #3 INDECK crew quickly repaired the damage and sent him back out with enough time to complete 15 laps. During qualifying Tracy turned a lap of 1m.14.829s placing him tenth in the provisional grid for Sunday's race.

Oriol Servia #7 Indeck Cosworth/Bridgestone/DP01

"We are not where we want to be yet. We had some mechanical issues this morning and I was only able to get one run, so I still need a few more laps because we've just been basically catching up. So overall it's not that bad considering the problems we had this morning, we still need to improve to be able to catch the front runners but I believe we'll be strong tomorrow."

Paul Tracy

#3 Indeck Cosworth/Bridgestone/DP01

"We've definitely made a lot of improvements to the car from the previous events. We still need to find more speed but the car is pretty good and now we have something that we can work with. My fast lap wasn't really that good, I didn't get the most out of it through the first two corners and lost a lot of time there. The car has a lot of understeer so I have to wait to get back on the throttle in most corners, I think that if we can fix the balance we can get more aggressive and pick up some time tomorrow."

-credit: fr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , Oriol Servia