CHAMPCAR/CART: Gold Coast starting grid

SURFERS PARADISE, Australia, April 5, 1997 - The starting lineup for tomorrow's Australian IndyCarnival PPG CART race over the 2.795-mile Surfers Paradise temporary street circuit follow- ing today's final qualifying session: P.

SURFERS PARADISE, Australia, April 5, 1997 - The starting lineup for tomorrow's Australian IndyCarnival PPG CART race over the 2.795-mile Surfers Paradise temporary street circuit follow- ing today's final qualifying session:

P. Driver Nat Chassis/engine Speed in mph. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Alex Zanardi ITA Reynard-Honda 104.878 2. Paul Tracy CDN Penske-Mercedes 1:36.140 3. Jimmy Vasser U.S. Reynard-Honda 1:36.441 4. Greg Moore CDN Reynard-Mercedes 1:36.754 5. Mark Blundell BRI Reynard-Mercedes 1:36.754 6. Parker Johnstone U.S. Reynard-Honda 1:36.772 7. Scott Pruett U.S. Reynard-Ford 1:36.831 8. Mauricio Gugelmin BRA Reynard-Mercedes 1:36.896 9. Christian Fittipaldi BRA Swift-Ford 1:36.945 10. Bobby Rahal U.S. Reynard-Ford 1:37.078 11. Gil de Ferran BRA Reynard-Honda 1:37.324 12. Michael Andretti U.S. Swift-Ford 1:37.371 13. Dario Franchitti BRI Reynard-Mercedes 1:37.592 14. Andre Ribeiro BRA Lola-Honda 1:37.646 15. Adrian Fernandez MEX Lola-Honda 1:37.819 16. Bryan Herta U.S. Reynard-Ford 1:37.895 17. Al Unser Jr U.S. Penske-Mercedes 1:38.218 18. Gualter Salles BRA Reynard-Ford 1:38.325 19. Raul Boesel BRA Reynard-Ford 1:38.521 20. Richie Hearn U.S. Lola-Ford 1:38.990 21. Patrick Carpentier CDN Reynard-Mercedes 1:39.595 22. Max Papis ITA Reynard-Toyota 1:39.927 23. Juan Fangio II ARG Reynard-Toyota 1:39.981 24. Paul Jasper U.S. Lola-Ford 1:40.138 25. P.J. Jones U.S. Reynard-Toyota 1:40.505 26. Michel Jourdain Jr MEX Lola-Ford 1:41.871 27. Arnd Meier GER Lola-Ford 1:42.316 28. Hiro Matsushita JPN Reynard-Toyota 1:42.795 Moore placed ahead of Blundell due to next-fastest lap quali- fying time. Zanardi's average speed: 1:35.940

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gualter Salles , Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Raul Boesel , Max Papis , Adrian Fernandez , Bobby Rahal , Patrick Carpentier , Christian Fittipaldi , Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , Alex Zanardi , Mauricio Gugelmin , Bryan Herta , Scott Pruett , Mark Blundell , Richie Hearn , P.J. Jones , Andre Ribeiro , Greg Moore , Al Unser , Michel Jourdain