CHAMPCAR/CART: Denver: RuSPORT, Jourdain Jr Friday report

Michel Jourdain Jr. had a promising practice session for the first time out for this weekend's Grand Prix of Denver, running tenth-quick this morning. Jourdain ran a clean qualifying session this afternoon and qualified the ...

Michel Jourdain Jr. had a promising practice session for the first time out for this weekend's Grand Prix of Denver, running tenth-quick this morning. Jourdain ran a clean qualifying session this afternoon and qualified the #9 Gigante car in the top- ten. Michel has qualified in the top-ten the previous two years here at Denver and looks to continue that streak to three years tomorrow.

Michel Jourdain Jr.
"The car is definitely better compared to the car we had this morning. I think we will continue on the path we're on now and make some minor improvements for tomorrow. I think we'll be quicker for Saturday. Although it wasn't as drastic as the last two race weekends, we did have to work around red flags again today, so that hurt a little. We also had to use the same tires for the last two stints because of the timing of the last red flag, so we know we can gain some time there tomorrow too. I have to say that the track is a lot better this year; it's a lot smoother and the turns are better. Centrix did a great job in improving the circuit so the fans can see better racing here Sunday."

Jeremy Dale, Team President
"Michel did a great job this afternoon; he really drove the wheels of the car. P-8 is not great, but considering it's our first time out here and we've not had the strongest qualifying strategies this season, it is a good place to start. We have good race cars here this weekend and I think we'll see some improvement here for tomorrow."

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Series IndyCar
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