Heylen Finishes Provisional Qualifying 12th at the Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton Jan Heylen ...
Heylen Finishes Provisional Qualifying 12th at the Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton
Jan Heylen #34 Champ Car Grand Prix of Belgium / Cosworth / DP01 / Bridgestone
"We couldn't really get as much accomplished as we would have liked during today's sessions," said Heylen. "We were going to try to make some changes during the warm up but they didn't happen because of the red flag. While I think we improved the car quite a bit between practice and qualifying today, during the session we just weren't able to produce a good time. We did have a problem with the brakes earlier but I think we were finally able to fix most of that which is good. Unfortunately, during the last two laps of the session I ran into a slower car and it prevented me from putting in a good lap at the end when the car's performance peaked. I don't think that the time you see on the screen is reflective of what we could have done today. We definitely have some work to do overnight and hopefully by tomorrow we can get the car ready for final qualifying."
Eric Bachelart Quote
"Because of the shorter sessions, we weren't able to make as many changes as we would have liked," said Eric Bachelart, Conquest Racing team owner. "Our 12th place time definitely doesn't reflect all of the work that we put in between Toronto and here so we hope for some better results tomorrow and a faster lap time. We are going to be working hard tonight to get the car ready for the final qualifying session and improve our starting position for Sunday's race."
The final grid for the eighth round of the Champ Car World Series will be determined after the final qualifying session on Saturday, July 21st. The green flag drops on the Rexal Grand Prix of Edmonton on Sunday, July 22nd at 1:00 p.m. MST. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN beginning at 3:00 p.m. EST as well as broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio Channel 205.
Edmonton is the final leg of the Champ Car Canadian Triple Crown which will pit teams against each other over the three successive Canadian races. The competition began in Mont Tremblant on July 1st before moving to Toronto on July 8th. Standings in the Triple Crown will be based upon a combined average finish for each team.