Conquest Racing Toronto Qualifying Report

Exhibition Place

Conquest Racing No. 34 Starts 15Th In Honda Indy Toronto

After the No. 34 crew made a thrash to change the engine just before qualifying Saturday, Sebastian Saavedra put the Conquest Racing Bogota es Mundial car in the 15th spot on the grid for the Honda Indy Toronto. Tying his best qualifying effort to date, the IZOD IndyCar rookie posted a lap of 59.939 seconds in round one of knock-out qualifying at Exhibition Place.

Sebastian Saavedra, Conquest Racing
Sebastian Saavedra, Conquest Racing

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

The 21-year-old Colombian driver will start from Row 8 on the 11-turn, 1.75-mile temporary street circuit Sunday. VERSUS will broadcast a qualifications show at 5:30 p.m. (ET) Saturday. Teams will get a 30-minute warm-up Sunday at 8:40 a.m. before the green flag drops at 2 p.m. VERSUS TV and IMS Radio Network affiliates, XM Radio 94 and Sirius 212 will provide live race coverage.

Sebastian Saavedra, No. 34 Conquest Racing Bogota es Mundial Driver

"After a tough morning session which ended very early for us because of an engine problem, we came out on track and put every effort to its limit. I’m very proud of the effort that the No. 34 guys put out there. Changing an engine in less than an hour is something else. And, thanks to the Honda guys for giving me a good engine!

“I said my goal was to qualify from P15 to 18 on the grid and we broke it, so I’m very proud of that. Now we’ll work towards the race. I feel very comfortable and we are ready to make it happen.”

Eric Bachelart, Conquest Racing Team Owner

"Missing a session during a race weekend is a big penalty and this team has done a great job of recovering from that. I am very pleased with Sebastian's performance considering he improved his best practice time by more than 2 seconds during the qualifying session."

By: conquest racing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Eric Gilbert , Sebastian Saavedra
Teams Conquest Racing
Tags bachelart, conquest racing, exhibition place, indycar, izod, saavedra, toronto