Mid-Ohio: de Ferran Dragon Racing qualifying report

RAPHAEL MATOS AND DE FERRAN DRAGON RACING EXPERIENCE A LITTLE JEKLE AND HYDE IN QUALIFYING IN MID OHIO After two testing days and keeping pace with the leaders in the Saturday morning practice session, something was amiss when Raphael Matos and...

RAPHAEL MATOS AND DE FERRAN DRAGON RACING EXPERIENCE A LITTLE JEKLE AND HYDE IN QUALIFYING IN MID OHIO

After two testing days and keeping pace with the leaders in the Saturday morning practice session, something was amiss when Raphael Matos and the de Ferran Dragon Racing team took the track for qualifying in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid Ohio.

Matos was off the lead by .6727 in the final full practice session, but never found the speed in qualifying and failed to advance past the first round. He will start 19th.

"It was really a disappointing session," Matos said. "We had high expectations after being very competitive during this morning's practice session. We made some big changes and unfortunately, they did not work."

After posting a fast lap in practice of 1:07.7983, Matos' best time in qualifying was 1:08.5386 and left him 10th in the first session.

"The car had a lot of understeer and I just couldn't improve my times, even on the red tires," Matos said. "Now we will just concentrate on having a good race tomorrow."

-source: de ferran dragon racing

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