CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: HVM Racing race report

Wirdheim 13th, Lavin 14th in Montreal BJORN WIRDHEIM, ...

Wirdheim 13th, Lavin 14th in Montreal

BJORN WIRDHEIM, #4 HVM/Lola/Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone

Bjorn on the Race:"It was a pretty uneventful race for us. I was on my own most of the time. We need to back to the workshop and look at the data to see if we can solve a problem we discovered yesterday. To me it seemed like we were down on straight-line speed. For now I am looking forward to Las Vegas which will be my second oval race and the test we will do at Sebring which will be my first road course test of the year."

Rodolfo Lavin, #55 HVM/Lola/Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone

Rodolfo on the Race:"It was a disappointing day for us. I believe we did a good job, we did a good job saving fuel, and we had good fuel mileage. Toward the end of the race, I was running in my best position of the day and the shock cover came off on the straight and I couldn't see anything. It was a very close call, I lost my reference for the braking point coming into the last chicane, and I nearly hit the wall. Unfortunately we lost three positions because of that and then lost another two when Mario (Dominguez) hit me at the hairpin. Toward the end of the race, the car would not brake, the pads were worn out. It was a long and frustrating day."

Keith Wiggins, Owner and Managing Director:"The strategies were right. Rodolfo was getting particularly good fuel mileage but unfortunately the yellow came at a bad time as it did for a majority of the teams. Other than that, it was an uneventful race."


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Rodolfo Lavin
Teams HVM Racing