IRL: Homestead: Kosuke Matsuura Friday report

Matsuura Sets 12 th Fastest Time in Opening Practice Kosuke Matsuura ended the first day of opening activities for the 2006 IndyCar Series season pleased with the progress made in preparation for Sunday's Toyota Indy 300. Focusing on race setup,...

Matsuura Sets 12 th Fastest Time in Opening Practice

Kosuke Matsuura ended the first day of opening activities for the 2006 IndyCar Series season pleased with the progress made in preparation for Sunday's Toyota Indy 300. Focusing on race setup, Matsuura claimed the 12 th quickest time overall with a best lap only 0.3259 seconds off the fastest of the day in a field where the top 15 of 20 cars were covered by 0.3604 seconds.

This season marks Matsuura's third year with Super Aguri Fernandez Racing. The 2004 Rookie of the Year is looking to start strong, and substantially improve on his best finish of 11 th at Homestead-Miami Speedway in two prior appearances.

Kosuke Matsuura, #55 Panasonic ARTA Dallara/Honda/Firestone:
"Today was a really good day. We were running race simulations and full-tank runs. The car was very good in the traffic. We just need to find a bit more speed. There are some strong teams at the front and hopefully we will be able to fight with them this weekend. We are in pretty good shape right now."

-www.superagurifernandezracing.net

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