CHAMPCAR/CART: Las Vegas: Pacific Coast Motorsports Saturday report

Dalziel to Start 15th, Figge 16th at the Vegas Grand Prix Alex Figge "We've got some work to do on the car and I need to stop making mistakes. We did a long run this morning with full tanks so I could get a feel for the car as it changes through...

Dalziel to Start 15th, Figge 16th at the Vegas Grand Prix

Alex Figge
"We've got some work to do on the car and I need to stop making mistakes. We did a long run this morning with full tanks so I could get a feel for the car as it changes through race condition. It's a learning process and overall we are making a lot of progress. I didn't expect to start alongside Sebastian Bourdais, but it's an opportunity that I intend to learn from, and if I play my cards right, I'll just follow the reigning champ right through the field! I will be looking for a clean race with good pitstops and to take the checkered flag."

Ryan Dalziel on qualifying:
"I am really disappointed with qualifying because I was happy with my car on the Bridgestone black tires all morning. We put on the reds this afternoon and struggled. I am sure it is part of our learning process. This is the first time we have used them so we'll just need to learn how to get the most out of them with our set-up. I am looking forward to the race tomorrow, my goal is to finish."

Tyler Tadevic, team director:
"Today was a disappointing day. Not because we didn't expect to end up where we are but because we had hoped to do better. After yesterday our hopes may have been too high for today, but in any case our second day as a Champ Car team has concluded. Although we are not where we are want to be on the grid, we are not very far from where we would like to be. At the end of the day it's all talk until the chequered flag and we will see where we are at the end. The boys and the entire team did a great job today and I am proud of them. To climb a mountain, you've got to start at the bottom."

-credit: pcm

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Ryan Dalziel , Alex Figge