DREYER & REINBOLD RACING QUICK DURING PRACTICE IN SONOMA

Ana Beatriz, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Ana Beatriz, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

Photo by: Ted Rossino

Sonoma, CA (August 26, 2011)- Dreyer & Reinbold Racing was right on the marks during practice for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. Coming off of some good momentum from the previous test at Infineon Raceway last Thursday, DRR pilots Giorgio Pantano (No. 22 TranSystems) and Ana Beatriz (No. 24 Ipiranga), proved that they were right on pace again during today's session.

Pantano showed that he is gelling quite nicely with the team. He proved that the test last week helped point the team in the right direction, but there are still a few things to tweak on the car to get it ready for qualifying. DRR will look over the data tonight and fine-tune the No. 22 TranSystems machine in tomorrow morning's practice session. He clocked the fifth quickest time of 1:20.1292.

Ana Beatriz proved that she is continuing to graduate from rookie status. Like her teammate, Bia tested with the team last week, which helped her to get the car the way she wanted it. The Ipiranga crew got the No. 24 machine in the ballpark and tomorrow can be all about perfecting it. The rookie clocked the 7th quickest time in today's practice session with a time of 1:20.2505.

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will be on track for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma in Sonoma, California on August 28th. The race telecast will air live on Sunday, August 14th at 4:00 pm (ET) on VERSUS.

What they have to say...

Giorgio Pantano No. 22 TranSystems: "I think we had a very good practice. We are learning more and more about each other. I'm sure tomorrow we will be closer to the guy up front. Today was a good learning experience and the more I run, the more I learn and the closer we get to the front."

Ana Beatriz, No. 24 Ipiranga: "I'm pretty happy with the session today. I think that we learned a lot from the test last week. We are super competitive and it's a really good start to the weekend. I'm pretty confident."