Matsuura Pleased with Results in Final Full Day of Practice Weather: At the start of practice, 12:00 pm, 58Âº F under partly sunny skies with winds from the north at 12 mph. Temperature rising to 63Âº F at 2:00 pm under sunny skies and ...
Matsuura Pleased with Results in Final Full Day of Practice
Weather: At the start of practice, 12:00 pm, 58º F under partly sunny skies with winds from the north at 12 mph. Temperature rising to 63º F at 2:00 pm under sunny skies and north-northwest winds at 10 mph. At 4:00 pm, 65 º F with winds out of the northwest at 11 mph. For Happy Hour at 5:00 pm, 65º F with winds out of the north at 12 mph.
Practice Summary: Matsuura began practice at 12:20 pm, resuming pre-race preparations on the #55 Panasonic ARTA car. By 1:00 pm, Matsuura was shown sixth fastest with a speed of 221.593 mph after 29 laps. The team's focus was on long runs and running in traffic to simulate race conditions. They continued their progress and by 4:30 pm, Matsuura had run 96 laps (240 miles). Matsuura concluded his practice runs at 5:30 pm having logged 285 miles. He was shown 10 th fastest at that stage with a lap of 221.834 mph. Final practice will take place on Carburetion Day this Friday at 11:00 am.
Kosuke Matsuura, #55 Panasonic ARTA Dallara/Honda/Firestone --
"We found the right race setup and downforce level, and I think we are ready to go race. We struggled a little bit last Friday, but we definitely were back in the right direction today. I feel very confident, and I can't wait for the race."