CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Herdez Saturday Notes

After the last qualifying session for the Honda Indy 300 race, Herdez-backed drivers Michel Jourdain Jr. & Memo Gidley took 18 & 21 positions, respectively and their best laps were: 1'34.074 at 106.958 Mph. and 1'35.309 at 106.692 Mph. ...

After the last qualifying session for the Honda Indy 300 race, Herdez-backed drivers Michel Jourdain Jr. & Memo Gidley took 18 & 21 positions, respectively and their best laps were: 1'34.074 at 106.958 Mph. and 1'35.309 at 106.692 Mph.

Michel Jourdain Jr., Car #19 Herdez/Payton-Coyne Racing Team: "I made two mistakes during qualifying. Twice I missed my braking point at turn one on my hot laps. Now we are working on changes for the race and I think the car will be better. Mainly we have to work on the traction."

Memo Gidley, Car #71 Herdez/Payton-Coyne Racing Team: "We made some progress, the car is the best that I've ever had this weekend. I've learnt how to drive over the curbs on this temporary circuit and for tomorrow I have pretty good idea of what to do. The car is still pushing, but overall we have a good balance. The race is going to be tough on brakes and gearbox, so we have to work on figuring out how to make them last longer. This is going to be a key issue."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Memo Gidley , Michel Jourdain