CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Herdez Gold Coast Race Notes

Herdez-backed driver Michel Jourdain Jr. earned one point after finishing 12th in the Honda Indy 300 race. His teammate Memo Gidley in his last race with the Herdez/Payton-Coyne Racing Team took the 14th spot, after having a problem with his...

Herdez-backed driver Michel Jourdain Jr. earned one point after finishing 12th in the Honda Indy 300 race. His teammate Memo Gidley in his last race with the Herdez/Payton-Coyne Racing Team took the 14th spot, after having a problem with his boost.

Michel Jourdain Jr., Car #19 Herdez/Payton-Coyne Racing Team: "At the beginning the car was great and I was able to pass several people during the first lap. Later, the rear wing was moving a lot and the car lost downforce. Due to this problem the car was very loose and also did not brake well. Unfortunately, after a pit stop, I hit some tires when I passed by Gualter Salles' pit, which was next door. They penalized me sending me to the back of the field. We were able to make up some positions up to 11th place, but on the last lap Jan Magnussen passed me."

Memo Gidley, Car #71 Herdez/Payton-Coyne Racing Team: "The car was good at the beginning of the race and I was conserving fuel. The car was very consistent. Later the car started to go slower and slower. The boost was losing power on the straightway. The turbo blew up and I had a little fire, which forced me to retire. Also, I had a problem with the brakes. It is sad that this was my last race with Herdez and I thank them the opportunity to join the team."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gualter Salles , Jan Magnussen , Memo Gidley , Michel Jourdain