Top Three Qualifying Effort for Servia, Tracy Tenth Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- It was a bittersweet day for the Forsythe Team as Oriol Servia achieved a season-best qualifying effort of third, and teammate Paul Tracy struggled throughout ...
Top Three Qualifying Effort for Servia, Tracy Tenth
Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- It was a bittersweet day for the Forsythe Team as Oriol Servia achieved a season-best qualifying effort of third, and teammate Paul Tracy struggled throughout qualifying and only managed to secure a disappointing tenth position for Sunday's Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto. The qualifying session turned out to be a close battle as only three tenths of a second separated the third and 12th positions.
Servia, who narrowly missed provisional pole during Friday's provisional qualifying session, turned a lap of 58.661s giving him his best career starting position at the Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto. The Spaniard and his #7 crew have shown speed all weekend and will now focus on the race setups of their #7 INDECK DP01.
Toronto native Paul Tracy started off the day on a high note after finishing third quickest during morning practice and came into qualifying with high hopes. Unfortunately the balance of his #3 INDECK Champ Car was not adequate with the Red Bridgestone tires and he never managed to improve his lap time of 58.882s
"I am very happy with the performance of the car. We've been solidly in the top three or four all weekend. I think that yesterday maybe we had a better car compared to the rest, but as expected everybody has been catching up today. So we have to put the engineers to work tonight so we can gain that little edge again over the rest and put on a great show tomorrow."
"The car felt pretty good this morning, we made some changes for qualifying and the car just didn't respond. I went fairly good on my first run on black tires, then we put on the Bridgestone reds on and I couldn't go any faster, I was actually slower. I had a clear track and I did four straight laps but I just couldn't make up any time on the reds. So it's definitely very disappointing, I thought for sure we would pick up a couple of tenths on reds and that would've moved us up to where Servia is compared to us so it's very frustrating. We've been struggling with understeer all weekend, we just can't seem to get the car to handle well for me, it's just frustrating."
The Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto will be broadcast LIVE July 8 at 1:00pm Eastern Time on ESPN and XM Satellite Radio 205, and in Canada through Global and RDS.