IRL: Indy 500: Panther Racing day four report

Matsuura Rebounds for 10th Place on Indy Speed Chart INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- (May 9, 2007) - Kosuke Matsuura rebounded from long day yesterday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and posted the tenth-quickest lap of the day during a ...

Matsuura Rebounds for 10th Place on Indy Speed Chart

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- (May 9, 2007) - Kosuke Matsuura rebounded from long day yesterday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and posted the tenth-quickest lap of the day during a rain-shortened practice session Wednesday. Matsuura, who was having a great run at Kansas Speedway prior to a mechanical failure, experienced his best day of the month with his team.

Delphi Panther Racing driver Vitor Meira finished the day with a top lap of 222.371 mph, which was 16th on the overall speed chart.

Below are practices times and quotes from Panther's drivers:

Vitor Meira #4 Delphi Panther Racing
"We just keep working on it. There are so many things you can try at Indy that we want to make sure we've got a solid race setup. A few things didn't work this afternoon, but there is a lot of time before we line up and race. I know the Delphi crew is happy with our progress and everybody is excited about qualifying for another Indianapolis 500."

Kosuke Matsuura #55 Panasonic Panther Racing
"We had many problems yesterday so I couldn't really run much but all the engineers including Honda guys has solved the problems and I was able to have a good productive day. We couldn't run until 4:00pm due to the rain but I was able to check the car and find the right directions today. I am very happy about today and looking forward to practice more until Qualifying"

-credit: pr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Kosuke Matsuura , Vitor Meira
Teams Panther Racing