CHAMPCAR/CART: Lausitz: Herdez Competition qualifying report

Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55 "We had a good run in qualifying today - I think we got everything out of the car that it had. I am a bit surprised at how fast people are going overall but we were flat out and gave it our best shot. ...

Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55

"We had a good run in qualifying today - I think we got everything out of the car that it had. I am a bit surprised at how fast people are going overall but we were flat out and gave it our best shot. I think the race will be very busy with the traffic and will be very interesting to watch. Everybody on the Herdez team is working really hard and we've been hunting good results all year. At Brands Hatch we had a good race strategy and great pit stops and it resulted in our first podium. I really feel that we are on our way up as a team. We are right in there every weekend, consistently fighting with the leaders. That's what it's all about."

FAST FACT:

This is Dominguez's best qualifying position in his Champ Car career, eclipsing his previous best of 7th, set last weekend in Brands Hatch. This is the fourth time in the past six races (going back to Mexico City 2002) that Dominguez has bettered his previous "career best" qualifying position.

Roberto Moreno - Driver, Car 4

"The car is actually a bit too hooked up at the moment - more like a race car than a qualifying car. While that might hurt us a little bit today, it's actually good for tomorrow. But we really didn't want to take many chances with the set up. The car was pushing a lot this morning but now it's very well balanced. So far this season, the team's Chief Engineer Tom Brown has been overseeing both my race engineer Chris Gorne and Brian Ma who is with Mario. For this race, Tom has taken the lead because Chris is a 'rookie' in engineering a Champ Car for an oval and we really appreciate his experience and input. As I said, we had much more grip than we needed for qualifying. We'll make a couple of little changes for the race and we'll be right there."

-HC-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Roberto Moreno , Mario Dominguez