CHAMPCAR/CART: Toronto: Justin Wilson Saturday report

Justin qualifies 3rd at Toronto After struggling with an ill-handling car in Friday's practice sessions, Justin and his RuSPORT crew were able to unlock the ...

Justin qualifies 3rd at Toronto

After struggling with an ill-handling car in Friday's practice sessions, Justin and his RuSPORT crew were able to unlock the #9 CDW car's potential during Saturday practice and he qualified 3rd for Sunday's Molson Indy Toronto. Justin's time was just 2 thousandths of a second slower than polesitter Sebastien Bourdais, but he was also pipped for 2nd spot by Paul Tracy who had guaranteed himself a front row start with his provisional pole on Friday.

Justin was pleased with today's result -- his fourth top three qualifying performance in six races - but feels there's more to come from the car. "In the pre-qualifying session the car really started to come good. We didn't touch it from then until qualifying, we just added new tires. I'm pleased we turned it around from yesterday, and my engineer and crew worked really hard for me. It's disappointing to lose one place to two-thousandths, but to lose two! The car had more in it, but I made a slight mistake on the last turn of my last lap and it cost me about a half of a tenth. With this series being as competitive as it is, that half of a tenth was huge."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Paul Tracy , Sébastien Bourdais