Toronto: Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Friday report

DREYER & REINBOLD RACING OFF TO A GOOD START FOR PRACTICE IN TORONTO Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 16, 2010)- Today was a good start to the weekend for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing as they had strong runs in both practice sessions for the Honda...

DREYER & REINBOLD RACING OFF TO A GOOD START FOR PRACTICE IN TORONTO

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 16, 2010)- Today was a good start to the weekend for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing as they had strong runs in both practice sessions for the Honda Indy Toronto. It turned out to be a very successful day for DRR pilots Justin Wilson (No. 22 Z-Line Designs), and Tomas Scheckter (No. 24 MonaVie) as they ran in the top- 10 for most of the day.

Englishman, Justin Wilson showed his speed right off the bat. He quickly proved that he knows the Toronto circuit like the back of his hand. This will be his sixth year at the 1.75-mile temporary street circuit. Wilson competed in four Champ Car races at the track from 2004 to 2007. He won his first Champ Car race in 2005 at Toronto and led 10 laps after starting third. In 2006, he won the pole, led 10 laps and finished fourth. Last year, as the IZOD IndyCar Series made the return to Toronto, he finished fifth after starting fourth. This year he seems to be on the same roll. Wilson finished 2nd (1:03.9804) in the first session and 2nd in the second session (1:02.1839).

Tomas Scheckter had a good solid day in practice. This weekend will be the South African's first time back on a road/street course since Edmonton last year. He is fully prepared for his second visit to the Toronto circuit. He is ready to get the car setup right for qualifying and the race. Scheckter was 11th (1:04.6086) fastest in the first session and 13th (1:03.0924) quickest in the second session.

What they have to say:

Justin Wilson, No. 22 Z-Line Designs: "It's always good to come back to Toronto. It's a track I really enjoy. The Z-Line Designs car was quick today and I think there is still room to try a few more changes for tomorrow. The challenge here is to manage the bumpy surface. If you can do that, you can be very successful. I'm looking forward to qualifying tomorrow."

Tomas Scheckter, No. 24 MonaVie: "The track felt great. There was less grip this year than there was last. For me it's just learning, because I haven't been on a road/street course since Edmonton last year. I'm really happy with the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing/ MovaVie crew they've done a great job. I'm learning a lot with Justin and if we can venture into the top-15 I'm going to be pretty happy and take this weekend as a learning weekend and move that onto Edmonton."

-source: drr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Justin Wilson
Teams Dreyer & Reinbold Racing