CHAMPCAR/CART: Surfers Paradise: Pacific Coast Motorsports Friday notes

Dominguez Debuts with TECATE, PCM Drivers Pleased with Friday Progress Alex Figge ...

Dominguez Debuts with TECATE, PCM Drivers Pleased with Friday Progress

Alex Figge #29 PCM/DP01/Cosworth/Bridgestone

Alex on qualifying: "Wow, the circuit here is awesome and the event is non-stop. It's unfortunate our qualifying session was wasted with the constant red flags. Neither Mario nor I got a lap in and we both feel we are off to a decent start, so it would have been nice to test that in qualifying. This is my first time here in Australia, it is a beautiful place and the fans here are outrageous! It is exciting to be a Champ Car driver in Surfers Paradise, that's for sure!'

Mario Dominguez #28 PCM/DP01/Cosworth/Bridgestone

Mario on qualifying: "First of all, I am incredibly proud to carry the TECATE name on my race car and I am so happy to be driving for Pacific Coast Motorsports. The day started on a high note, we ran in the top-six in both practice sessions and I know I have a fast car for tomorrow. We rolled the car out this morning with just a few handling issues but we fixed them early in the first session and ran very competitively. Good job to my engineers and my team, they have done their homework and I can't wait to get back behind the car tomorrow to continue to run toward the front. As far as qualifying, it was obviously very disappointing. We waited to start our laps until later in the session when the track would be at its best. Sure enough, as soon as I went out, the red flags started and we never got a lap at speed. After the final red flag for Tagliani, I was coming up behind David (Martinez) and he braked a little early and I was charging pretty hard behind him and hit him. It was my mistake, I am sorry for David but we'll move on and have a good day tomorrow."

Tyler Tadevic, Team Director: "We're thrilled to debut the TECATE car here in Australia and we are looking forward to representing them in Mexico City as well. We will be making an official announcement regarding TECATE and our commercial program in the coming weeks in Mexico City."

-credit: pcm

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Mario Dominguez , Alex Figge