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Oriol Servià, #96 Telefonica/Toyota-Reynard
Morning Practice: 9th 70.161 (114.833) Provisional Qualifying: 8th 68.800 (117.105)
"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)
"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."