CHAMPCAR/CART: Cleveland: Forsythe Racing Friday report

Servia Eight, Tracy Tenth in Provisional Qualifying at Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio -- June 22nd, 2007 -- The Forsythe Duo of Oriol Servia and Paul Tracy qualified in the eight and tenth positions provisionally for the Grand Prix of Cleveland ...

Servia Eight, Tracy Tenth in Provisional Qualifying at Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio -- June 22nd, 2007 -- The Forsythe Duo of Oriol Servia and Paul Tracy qualified in the eight and tenth positions provisionally for the Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by LaSalle Bank. Servia, who lapped the picturesque Burke Lakefront Airport runways with a time of 57.722s managed to turn only nine qualifying laps out of his fifteen allowed due to a mechanical problem which delayed his run. Tracy had a strong showing of second during morning practice but handling problems with his #3 INDECK Champ Car kept him from climbing the time sheets again, he set his fastest lap of 57.782s early in the session and was not able to improve during his second stint with the Red Bridgestone Potenzas.

Oriol Servia #7 Indeck Cosworth/Bridgestone/DP01

"The mechanics did an awesome job, we had a problem with the differential right before qualifying and they were able to change it right there in pit lane and I still had enough time to go out and get a full stint in. That just shows how great this Forsythe Team is, I don't think there are a lot of crews in this or any paddock that can work that quick. Considering we only had one run we were still in the top ten so that is a plus. Obviously it would've been better to get all 15 laps in for qualifying, but when things go wrong it means that there is room for improvement so I'm looking forward to going out there tomorrow and improving my position. Also since we didn't do a lot of running we have a lot of tires left, including two sets of Bridgestone Reds so we should be strong tomorrow for qualifying."

Paul Tracy #3 Indeck Cosworth/Bridgestone/DP01

"We were very strong this morning, the cart felt great and we managed to put in a pretty good lap. For qualifying we tried some changes but unfortunately it seems that we went on the wrong direction. During my quick lap I went off coming out of turn four, dropped a wheel in the dirt so I lost quite a bit of time there. Then we put the reds on and I thought we were going to be a lot faster but I just couldn't not match my fastest lap. The car had massive oversteer and I just never managed to go any quicker. But we are close, now we'll just have to go over the data and figure out where we have to be tomorrow."

-credit: fr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , Oriol Servia