CHAMPCAR/CART: Denver: HVM Racing race report


BJORN WIRDHEIM, #4 HVM/Lola/Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone

Bjorn on the Race:"Finally, I thought it was going to be our day when I came through the second corner in sixth position. I had a very good car and as soon as I managed to get passed Ranger I was faster than the cars behind me. Our first stop was great, I was sixth and I was feeling very confident. Unfortunately, the team made a technical mistake and brought me in one lap early and that unfortunately, left me a lap down with everyone else on the lead lap. Of course that left me out of contention for a top-six finish. At least we are making consistent progress now each weekend. That gives me a lot of confidence as we go into the next race, which is Montreal and happens to be the only track that we compete on that I have driven on before. I like the Montreal circuit and I feel confident that that will be our weekend instead."

Rodolfo Lavin, #55 HVM/Lola/Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone

Rodolfo on the Race:"I am very, very happy. The car was great, it responded very well. The car was especially good the first 10-15 laps on stickers. It was good at the corner entry and exits and under braking, it was great. Later in the stints, I tended to get a lot of understeer but I was still able to set competitive times all day. I am especially pleased with this result since it is only my second race this year and of course my second race with the HVM team. My pitstops were perfect, the team did a fantastic job all day, this result was certainly a group effort and I am excited to take this momentum to Montreal."

Keith Wiggins, Co-Owner:"Obviously I am very happy for Rodolfo, he drove a great race. His lap times were up there with the leaders and it was a good result for him, and for us, especially with it being just his second time in our car. On the other hand, I am extremely sorry for Bjorn because he too was on the same pace and in line for a similar result. Unfortunately our pit-call cost him the result he deserved."


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Rodolfo Lavin
Teams HVM Racing