CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey: Conquest Racing Friday report

INDIANAPOLIS - MAYr0, 2005: Mi-Jack Conquest Racing drivers, Nelson Philippe and Andrew Ranger, will race on the Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix Presented by Roshfrans, May 20-22, at the Fundidora Park road course, Monterrey, Mexico. For ...

INDIANAPOLIS - MAYr0, 2005: Mi-Jack Conquest Racing drivers, Nelson Philippe and Andrew Ranger, will race on the Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix Presented by Roshfrans, May 20-22, at the Fundidora Park road course, Monterrey, Mexico.

For today's qualifying:

Andrew qualified 6th , his besttime was on lap 10, with 1:16.332 - average speed of 99.230 mph.

Nelson qualified 16th.- his besttime was on lap 7,with 1:18.067 - average speed of 97.024 mph.

Eric Bachelart -- Team Owner : "Today for qualifying, we tried two different set-up, that was our plan. Nelson did a very good job, but the set-up he had was not very good for this track like Andrew's set-up was. So, tomorrow we will have both cars with the same set-up. I'm very happy with the work of our drivers and the team., I'm sure we will do better tomorrow.

Andrew Ranger - Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Lola-Ford #27
This will be Andrew's second start in Monterrey

"I'm very happy with the 6th place. It's a very good feeling for me and for the team because this is only my second qualifying with Champ Car and Mi-Jack Conquest Racing. This morning we had a big problem with suspension, and working with the team -- we solved that. I'm very happy!"

Nelson Philippe -- Wellbox / Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Lola-Ford #34
Nelson approaches the Monterrey race with previous experience on the 2.104-mile permanent road course. This will beNelson's third start in Monterrey:

"Today was like up and down day for me, it was not the way wanted. We where really good during warm-up before qualifying, but unfortunately during qualifying came the red flag when I had my fastest lap. I lost that lap, it was going to a good one. When we went out again, the checkered flag at the end of the session and I had a lap that I could gain 3 or 4 positions. I'm not happy with the results, for tomorrow we have to work harder."

-mjcr-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Nelson Philippe , Andrew Ranger
Teams Conquest Racing