CHAMPCAR/CART: Toronto: Justin Wilson Saturday notes

Justin qualifies 2nd for Grand Prix of Toronto Justin was pipped to pole position by Sebastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas/Lanigan) in a nailbiting final qualifying session in Toronto. Though he hustled the ...

Justin qualifies 2nd for Grand Prix of Toronto

Justin was pipped to pole position by Sebastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas/Lanigan) in a nailbiting final qualifying session in Toronto. Though he hustled the #9 CDW machine to extract every last drop of performance, a fleeting glance of the wall at Turn 6, after a wheel hit a gully, made all the difference.

Justin's fastest lap of 58.299 seconds (108.372 mph) was just one hundredth of a second off Sebastien's pole time (58.288s, 108.393 mph) while Oriol Servia was 3rd quickest and four tenths behind (58.661 mph) for Forsythe. The result marks Justin's second front row start of the season. Team-mate Alex Tagliani will start from 6th in the #8 RSPORTS car.

"I thought we had it for a minute", said Justin, "but then the team came on the radio and told me Sebastien's time. I knew what mine was, so I was straight back on it and got the lap going, but I got a bit carried away at Turn 6. As I went back onto the throttle it pushed out and hit the wall. It's a bit disappointing, but it's good to start from the front row. I'm looking forward to tomorrow, and hopefully we can do well for CDW and our other sponsors."

-credit: justinwilson.co.uk

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Oriol Servia , Sébastien Bourdais