Milwaukee: Justin Wilson qualifying report

Poor balance leaves Justin struggling in Milwaukee qualifying Justin struggled with the balance on his 02 McDonald's car in today's qualifying session, and will start a disappointing 22nd on the grid for tomorrow's ABC Supply/AJ Foyt Indy 225.

Poor balance leaves Justin struggling in Milwaukee qualifying

Justin struggled with the balance on his 02 McDonald's car in today's qualifying session, and will start a disappointing 22nd on the grid for tomorrow's ABC Supply/AJ Foyt Indy 225. With an average speed over four laps of 159.927 mph, Justin was some 8 mph slower than Graham Rahal, his Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing team-mate. Rahal's time was second quickest on the day and the young American starts on the front row alongside Andretti Green Racing's Marco Andretti who himself becomes the Series' youngest pole-sitter. Andretti averaged 168.079 mph.

For the record, Justin's times in the four qualifying laps at the Milwaukee Mile were: L1: 23.0679s, L2: 22.9940s, L3: 22.6924s, L4: 22.6374s.

After the session, Justin reflected on his problems: "We've struggled a bit today and haven't quite got the balance right on the McDonald's car. We went from quite a lot of understeer to quite a lot of oversteer. This is one of those places where when you get it right it feels great but when you get it wrong, it's a tough day."

Looking ahead to his prospects for Sunday, Justin said "The aim is going to be to try to find a balance for the race. You need to have a good solid race car where you can change lines and that's the key. You need to be good in traffic and move around without worrying about the car too much."

-credit: justinwilson.co.uk

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Graham Rahal