No Improvement for Forsythe Team During Final Qualifying Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin -- September 23, 2006 -- For the second day in a row, qualifying for the Champ Car Grand Prix of Road America took place under damp conditions at the historic ...
No Improvement for Forsythe Team During Final Qualifying
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin -- September 23, 2006 -- For the second day in a row, qualifying for the Champ Car Grand Prix of Road America took place under damp conditions at the historic American road course. A.J. Allmendinger and Paul Tracy tried to improve their lap times from provisional qualifying on Friday but the track was too wet and the Forsythe Duo did not manage to move up on the charts and will start fifth and eleventh. It was an unusual qualifying result for the Forsythe Team; this will be Allmendinger's first start outside the Top 4 and Tracy's first start outside the top 10 for the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford.
"Obviously we wanted to be higher up on the grid for tomorrow's race, but we've just gotten caught out by the conditions all weekend. This morning during practice it was dry and we managed to do a pretty decent time, we were still pretty far from Sebastien but it wasn't bad. But for wet conditions we still have a lot of work to do as a team, the car is just sliding all over the place, once it starts sliding it doesn't stop and it just throws you off line. Hopefully tomorrow it will be dry; the Forsythe Team always gives me great race cars so I'm confident that we can fight for another win."
"Well, we tried to go faster than yesterday but it was just too wet. We made a mistake yesterday during qualifying and we are paying dearly for it now. I'm starting pretty far back but I know my car is better than that so I'll just have to fight my way through the field. It's a long race and this track is great for passing; you can overtake if you are faster than the guy in front of you so we should be ok."
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