CHAMPCAR/CART: Motegi: PWR Thursday practice report

Combined Practice Bridgestone Potenza 500 Twin Ring Motegi 1.5-mile oval Thursday, April 25, 2002 Scott Dixon - ...

Combined Practice
Bridgestone Potenza 500
Twin Ring Motegi 1.5-mile oval
Thursday, April 25, 2002

Scott Dixon - #7 PWR Toyota Lola Bridgestone
Position: 12th Time: 26.332s Speed: 211.636mph

"We had a few problems with the car today, but I think we learned a lot," said Dixon. "We had a long run this afternoon and we were fairly consistent aside from having minor mechanical problems that come with running a new car on an oval. Our gearing was also off a little, but I think we can pick up some speed and move up the grid for qualifying tomorrow."

Oriol Servia - #17 PWR Toyota Lola Bridgestone
Position: 20th Time: 26.652s Speed: 209.095mph

"The car doesn't feel bad, but we were definitely slow," said Servia. "We had a little bit of understeer. We need to keep working on the car and try to take the understeer away without making the rear bad. It won't be easy, but I think we'll be able to find a good set-up. Hopefully we'll be able to qualify tomorrow because if it rains I won't be in a good position at the start of the race."

Practice resumes Friday morning (Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET) with qualifying set for Friday afternoon (Friday at 12:45 a.m. ET). Stayed tuned to SPEED Channel for coverage from Motegi including CART qualifying, CART Friday Night and the Bridgestone Potenza 500 (201 laps) at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 27.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Dixon , Oriol Servia