CHAMPCAR/CART: PPI Racing Laguna seca Friday notes

Oriol Servià, ...

Oriol Servià, #96 Telefonica/Toyota-Reynard

Morning Practice:  9th 70.161 (114.833) Provisional Qualifying: 8th     
68.800 (117.105)                                                        

On Qualifying:

"I am pleased with our performance today. We remained in the fast group, and that is very important. My car was actually better this morning than it was this afternoon. We made a change this morning that we are going to have to change back for tomorrow. I have a lot of confidence after today, and I think tomorrow should be very good for us."

Date: Friday, September 8, 2000 Event: Laguna Seca - Day One

Cristiano da Matta, #97 Pioneer Electronics/WorldCom/Toyota-Reynard

Morning Practice: 21st 71.790 (112.227)

Provisional Qualifying: 16th 79.877 (115.300)

On Qualifying:

"We had a very difficult, frustrating day today. We made mistakes and we ran into a lot of bad luck. This morning I was not happy with the handling on the primary car, and then we mechanical problem with our back-up car so that took most of the session to repair. So, basically when we qualified it was like the first session of the day for us. This afternoon, I ran into a lot of traffic, and we were just not where we should have been. We have a lot of work to do tonight, and tomorrow, we will start fresh tomorrow and do our best to improve. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day, and we will make some big accomplishments."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Oriol Servia , Cristiano da Matta