FORMULA DREAM/PANASONIC DRIVER MUTOH TO START 11TH IN THE HONDA INDY EDMONTON; MATCHED HIS BEST ROAD/STREET COURSE QUALIFYING POSITION OF THE SEASON
Hideki Mutoh, No. 06 Formula Dream/Panasonic Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "We improved a lot overnight; it was a significant improvement. Then we had a good practice session and ended fourth fastest and I was quite happy, balance-wise so we kept the same balance in qualifying but the temperature went a lot warmer and the balance changed. We tried many things during the qualifying session to try to find a better balance but we just didn't find it in the limited time. It was good to get back in Round 2 after not making it the past two events. It was good news for me and I was trying to get into the next round for the top-six but it was difficult because the balance changed a lot. In Toronto we found a good race setup and although it's not the same layout here at all but I think we can apply it here. It's going to be a tough race. My arms are already banged up a little."