IPS: Indianapolis: Team KMA qualifying notes

Team KMA struggles with set up Indianapolis, IN (May 24, 2007) - Today's practices for the /Freedom 100 Indy Pro Series went somewhat under difficult conditions for Robbie Pecorari's Team KMA Racing. The Team chose to use the set up from...

Team KMA struggles with set up

Indianapolis, IN (May 24, 2007) - Today's practices for the /Freedom 100 Indy Pro Series went somewhat under difficult conditions for Robbie Pecorari's Team KMA Racing. The Team chose to use the set up from the Indy Open Test a few weeks back, which didn't work well in today's first practice session. So, a change was made for the second session, which worked well, but the team went too far for qualifying and Robbie experienced a significant understeer situation. Even though Robbie did his best in qualifying, he ended up on the 22nd position for tomorrow's race.

"The practice went well but we still had some difficulties in the turns and my engineer worked hard to solve the problem. We selected to go a little bit stiffer than in the practice before the qualifying, but unfortunately this just did not do the trick," explained a rather disapointed Robbie Pecorari. "To start at the tail end of this important race is something I really did not like at all. But the race is not finished until the checkered flag is dropped and at the last practice after qualifying we were once again up to speed and the car felt really good. I am confident that Team KMA will give me a fast Cabo Wabo Tequila sponsored car as they did it before".

Jon Lewis, co-owner of Team KMA fully agreed with Robbie's statement and added, "I would rather forget today's qualifying - somewhat a waste of time and effort on all of Team KMA's personnel and driver. But these things happen and we just have to learn from these mistakes. We are all very concerned when it comes to these issues as with the qualification format at Indy (single qualifying, 2 hot laps only) it is imperative to have the car in the best trim as possible. We however have Robbie Pecorari as one of the best drivers in the series and are very confident that he will bring the CABO WABO car to the front once again".

The Freedom 100 Indy Pro Series races will start on Friday at 12:45 and can be seen on ESPN2 at 4:00 PM EST.

-credit: team kma

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Robbie Pecorari