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Tiago Monteiro qualifies 11th at Road America. Everyone was smiling at the end of the final qualifying session today at Road America. After having to switch back to the old wing yesterday, the team was struggling to get a set up that was ...

Tiago Monteiro qualifies 11th at Road America.

Everyone was smiling at the end of the final qualifying session today at Road America. After having to switch back to the old wing yesterday, the team was struggling to get a set up that was comfortable for their driver. But, in the end they prevailed and scored a starting position of 11th on tomorrow's grid.

Driver Tiago Monteiro was pleased with the day's results. "Given the circumstances," he said, "I'm really happy. Considering that we had to go back to the old front wing and have been struggling with balance ever since, I was really a bit worried that I would have problems going down to 4th gear. This morning we tried a lot of things that didn't work, so for qualifying we went back to basics, back to what we like. On the last 2 laps I pushed like crazy. I figured if I was going to go off, now was the time. The team did a great job. I'm very happy for them."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tiago Monteiro