CHAMPCAR/CART: Oriol Servia Chicago preview

<pre> ORIOL SERVIÀ, ...

<pre> ORIOL SERVIÀ, #96 TELEFÓNICA TOYOTA-REYNARD CART Season: 1 Best CART Start: 7 (Portland, 2000) Best CART Finish: 3 (Detroit, 2000) Points Standing: 14 (Tied with C. Fittipaldi) </pre> Memories of Michigan: Servià completed his first 500-mile event last weekend in Michigan. Servià was the only series rookie to finish the race.

Commercial Debut: Look for Servià's acting debut this weekend, as his Toyota Motorsports commercial will air for the first time during this weekend's telecast of the Target Grand Prix.

Rookie Sensation: Servià charged to the front and led a Champ Car race for the first time in Michigan. Servià started the race in 15th position and finished eighth.

Gaining Positions: With his eighth place finish in Michigan, Servià re-claimed second place in the rookie points chase, and is now tied with Christian Fittipaldi for in the series standings, up two positions from where he was prior to the Michigan event.

Servià on Michigan: "I have been enjoying the momentum we have had lately on road courses so much, that I am a little concerned about getting back into the oval swing of things. It will be fine, I really like the Michigan track, and I think it is one of the best ovals we race on. I tested here last month and it wasn't great, but I think we have found some very good developments since then, so I look forward to good results. I must earn some more points this weekend. I am sixteenth in points right now, and third in the rookie chase. That is not where I want to be. The team has been working very, very hard this week to get the car turned around for the super speedway, and I have been working hard mentally to make sure I am ready for a 500-mile race. Together, I think we will do very well."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Christian Fittipaldi , Oriol Servia