CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America PPI Motorsports day one report

Cristiano da Matta, ...

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

Morning Practice:         13th   - 1:44.069

Provisional Qualifying: 14th - 1:41.889

On Qualifying:

"Well, of course I am not happy at all to be in the slow group tomorrow. We have had so many red flags today, that it is tough to really get a good read of the way things are going. This afternoon was a little better, but I still only completed nine laps in the entire session. I am not sure what is going on, the car doesn't feel bad, the handling is okay. Nothing feels great, but not bad either. We need to have a long look at the data tonight, and see where we are losing time. Hopefully, we will have a better day tomorrow."

Oriol Servio, #96 Telefonica/Toyota-Reynard

Morning Practice:         20th   -  1:44:634

Provisional Qualifying: 12th - 1:41.707

On Qualifying:

"Once again, this weekend I am racing on a new track, as I have only tested here, so I am learning a lot every time I go out. The car was better this afternoon than it has ever been, and for sure better than it was when we tested. I had a bit of push in one and two. We were starting to really pick up some power toward the end of the session and then the track went red. I think tomorrow we should have no problem picking up a few positions. I am very happy to be back in the fast group, that is very important here."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Oriol Servia , Cristiano da Matta