CHAMPCAR/CART: Motegi: Team Player's first practice report

Round Three (3) of the CART FedEx Championship Series First Practice Session for the Bridgestone Potenza 500 Motegi, Japan, April 24, 2002 - Team Player's drivers Alex Tagliani and Patrick Carpentier completed their first practice session ...

Round Three (3) of the CART FedEx Championship Series
First Practice Session for the Bridgestone Potenza 500

Motegi, Japan, April 24, 2002 - Team Player's drivers Alex Tagliani and Patrick Carpentier completed their first practice session today in preparation for Saturday's Bridgestone Potenza 500 in Motegi Japan.

Carpentier finished 10th with a lap time of 26.613 seconds around the 2.482-kilometre (1.548-mile) Twin Ring oval course. He averaged 336.989 km/h. His teammate Tagliani was 13th with a lap time of 26.704 seconds (335.842 km/h).

Fastest of the 20 drivers entered for Round 3 of the CART FedEx Series was Kenny Bräck with a lap time of 26.315 seconds (340.806 km/h). The Swede posted his quickest time on the last lap of the session, edging Canadian Paul Tracy (26,318 s) by three thousandths of a second. Third fastest was Brazilian Bruno Junqueira, followed by countrymen Tony Kanaan, Cristiano da Matta and Christian Fittipaldi.

Drivers will return on track for the second practice session beginning at 2:00 p.m. local time (1:00 a.m. Eastern Time). A second report on today's activities will follow.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Patrick Carpentier , Alex Tagliani , Christian Fittipaldi , Paul Tracy , Tony Kanaan , Kenny Brack , Cristiano da Matta