San Jose: Red Bull Team Forsythe Friday notes

Red Bull Team Forsythe on Pace at Grand Prix of San Jose SAN JOSE, California -- Friday, July 27, 2007 -- Following a difficult morning practice session on a very green and gripless Redback Raceway street circuit, Red Bull Team Forsythe's ...

Red Bull Team Forsythe on Pace at Grand Prix of San Jose

SAN JOSE, California -- Friday, July 27, 2007 -- Following a difficult morning practice session on a very green and gripless Redback Raceway street circuit, Red Bull Team Forsythe's Atlantic duo of John Edwards and Robert Wickens found Friday afternoon's first round of Qualifying for Sunday's Grand Prix of San Jose Atlantic race much more to their liking. With a timely early change to their final sets of Cooper Zeon slicks and a reversal of the bad luck with traffic and red flags seen at many events this season, the teenage members of the worldwide Red Bull Junior Team secured top ten positions on an incredibly competitive 25-car provisional grid with the top nine cars separated by less than half a second.

John Edwards

#7 Red Bull / INDECK

Mazda-Cosworth/Cooper/Swift

Qualified Fifth on Provisional Grid

"Things went well today for sure. Robby and I both struggled in the morning session with a lack of grip, but we knew the track would improve for the afternoon session so we really didn't change much of anything. When we came out in the afternoon I could tell after just a few laps that the car was good. We were only two tenths of a second off of pole even though I never did put all the segments together like I need to. This track is all about braking and getting the power to the ground, and the car is good in both those areas. It looks like we're right on the pace and we should be able to fight for the pole tomorrow!"

Robert Wickens

#3 Red Bull / INDECK

Mazda-Cosworth/Cooper/Swift

Qualified Seventh on Provisional Grid

"It seemed like for once this year both John and I finally had a bit of luck with traffic and red flags. We both went to new tires a little earlier than normal since we expected some reds today, and I was able to find some good track position for the first time in a few races. I got pretty excited when I saw that I had some good space near the end of the session so I might have been overdriving a bit. I wasn't quite able to get the power down out of Turn 7 like I need to and that cost me big time down the long front straight, but I got in a quick lap right as a red flag came out with about five minutes left and jumped up to seventh. That put a big smile on everyone's face because it's been the opposite so many times this year!

Final qualifying gets underway at 12:40pm local/PT (3:40pm ET, 19:40 UTC). Sunday's race can be enjoyed live at ESPN360.com. For more information about Atlantic including live timing and the espn2 tape-delayed TV broadcast schedule.

-credit: forsythe-racing

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Robert Wickens , John Edwards