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Justin looking for strong result in Brazil

Justin Wilson, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Justin Wilson, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

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After a trying first three rounds of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series Season, Justin and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing are hoping for better fortunes at this weekend’s fourth round in Brazil, the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300. This will be Justin and the team’s second visit to the 2.54 mile street circuit. A year ago he qualified 3rd, but endured cut tyres on both the opening and final laps of the rain-interrupted race and had to settle for 11th place. He’s looking for better luck this year in the No. 22 HP car.

"Going into Brazil we’re just looking to get a good result,” said Justin. “We've had three bad results to start the season and we've been hit three times, so not a good average right now. We’ll look to turn that around and have a strong showing. Hopefully we’ll just keep doing what we've been doing and try to get everything right - at some point it's going to turn our way. São Paulo is a fun track. It's challenging, it's long, and it's bumpy. I felt that we were pretty quick last year, but I didn't have a good handle on the set-up. I'm looking forward to going back and having a full season under our belts together as a team and hopefully we can do an even better job. It should be a fun weekend."

Schedule: A detailed event schedule can be downloaded here. Unusually for a street race, this is a two day event due to the difficulty of closing local roads to São Paulo’s heavy week-day traffic. Practice and qualifying takes place on Saturday 31st April with the race on Sunday 1st May. Qualifying starts at 2pm ET on Saturday and for those in the US VERSUS has a tape-delayed coverage at 6pm ET. Pre-race coverage of Sunday’s race starts at 12pm (noon) ET on VERSUS. For those in the UK there’s live TV coverage of the race on Sky Sports 4 and HD4 from 5pm BST on Sunday. Live radio coverage can be found on the IMS Radio Network, XM Channel 145, and Sirius Channel 211. Radio commentary will be streaming alongside live timing and scoring on www.indycar.com.

-source: justinwilson.co.uk

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