IRL: Watkins Glen: Kosuke Matsuura preview

Matsuura Ready for the Return of Road Racing at The Glen Kosuke Matsuura is looking to build on his current sixth-place ranking in the IndyCar Series championship standings when the series heads to New York this weekend for the Watkins Glen Indy...

Matsuura Ready for the Return of Road Racing at The Glen

Kosuke Matsuura is looking to build on his current sixth-place ranking in the IndyCar Series championship standings when the series heads to New York this weekend for the Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix. Prior to joining the IRL ranks, Matsuura was a lifelong road racer. His experience showed last year with Matsuura claiming a pair of sixth-place finishes in the IndyCar Series' inaugural road course events at The Glen and Infineon Raceway.

Practice activities on the scenic and challenging 11-turn, 3.37-mile permanent road circuit begin this Thursday.

Kosuke Matsuura -- At-A-Glance:

* Finished sixth at The Glen last year

* Has finished seventh or better in three of the four road/street course events held since last year

* Currently sits sixth in the championship standings

* Claimed three top-seven results to date this season with a best finish of sixth at Homestead

* Finished 15 th in the Indianapolis 500 last weekend after posting his best qualifying result of seventh

Kosuke Matsuura, #55 Panasonic ARTA Dallara/Honda/Firestone:
"This is a great road course. I really enjoy driving this track. I had a good result here last year when I finished sixth, and I think we will do better than that. The race at Indianapolis last weekend was disappointing after we had a good month, but we finished and we are still sixth in the points. We have a lot of momentum for this weekend, and I have a lot of confidence for this race. I think we can finish in the top five."

-www.superagurifernandezracing.net

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