CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey: Herdez Competition Friday report

Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55 "Early in the qualifying, I hit a curb really hard and did a little damage to the car. But the set up on the car is really good right now anyway. The red flag toward the end of qualifying really hurt us. I...

Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55

"Early in the qualifying, I hit a curb really hard and did a little damage to the car. But the set up on the car is really good right now anyway. The red flag toward the end of qualifying really hurt us. I was up 6/10ths of a second on the back side of the track on that lap so it would have been really fast I think. After that I just couldn't put together another lap like that with the traffic and things. But I don't feel bad with 8th right now. We have the car and we have the speed so I know I can get the lap I need tomorrow."

Roberto Moreno - Driver, Car 4

"Well to be honest, we are struggling a little bit to get the car to work at the back end the way we want it to. But we'll keep chasing it until we get it right. The track itself is in great shape. They've made a few improvements to it since I last raced here two years ago. I think it was a good crowd today too - it seems like there are a lot of people out there around the track."

Keith Wiggins, Managing Director

"We're actually very pleased with Mario's performance today given the damage that was done to the car during qualifying. When we got a chance to look at it after the session, it appears that the damage to the tub might be a bit more severe than we initially thought. We'll take a thorough look at it tonight and make a decision as to whether we'll proceed with that car or pull it and re-qualify with the back up.

"As for Roberto, he's definitely making ground. We know the car isn't perfect for him yet but the engineering team is working hard to close that gap by tomorrow's sessions."

-HC-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Roberto Moreno , Mario Dominguez