Denver: Antoine Bessette Saturday notes

Starting sixth with Polestar Racing Group Bessette will start from third row in Denver Denver Grand Prix, August 13th. -- Antoine Bessette drove to one of his worst qualifying position this season and will start from third row tomorrow afternoon...

Starting sixth with Polestar Racing Group
Bessette will start from third row in Denver

Denver Grand Prix, August 13th. -- Antoine Bessette drove to one of his worst qualifying position this season and will start from third row tomorrow afternoon when the reds go out for a 35-lap race, the tenth round of the Toyota Formula Atlantic 2005 championship. The 23-year old driver from Saint-Bruno, Quebec, was not able to better his Friday time in the second qualifying session as the urban track was drying in the latter moments of the Saturday session. But the rookie claims he will be able to finish in a better position, looking for another podium finish.

"I have been fighting with understeering since Friday morning," says AB. "This track is fun to drive and going around concrete walls not knowing what's on the other side is exciting but I would have liked a better handling vehicle. Finding enough empty track to realize a fest lap was not easy but that's the strategy of group qualifications. At the end of the second period we put on new tires but it took them too long to get to suitable racing temperature."

"I barely touched Tonis (Kasemets) at the end of the second qualy session, but that's was not important. I came around the bend, slowed down when I saw the yellow come out but Tonis was already stopped across the track. I braked hard and we just touched a bit. Nothing serious."

"We will see tomorrow what the warm-up will be like, but there is a possible forecast of rain. If that was the case, it would make my chances all the more better, but we'll have to wait in the morning."

Early afternoon start

The ultimate North American ladder series, the Toyota Formula Atlantic is in its 32nd season. This weekend on the streets of Denver, a 9-turn 1.647 mile urban track, the 35-lap race will start at 1:30 (ET). Antoine Bessette will drive the Polestar Racing Group #3 UNIK Auto Design car

-www.bessetteracing.com

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