IRL: Phoenix: Super Aguri Fernandez Racing Friday report

Yasukawa 12th fastest in opening day of practice. Roger Yasukawa claimed the 12th quickest time of the day aboard the ...

Yasukawa 12th fastest in opening day of practice.

Roger Yasukawa claimed the 12th quickest time of the day aboard the #55 Panasonic ARTA Dallara/Honda/Firestone in the opening round of practice for Sunday's 200-lap race. Yasukawa improved on his morning practice time by over three-tenths of a second to end up fifth on the afternoon speed charts.

Roger Yasukawa, Driver - #55 Panasonic ARTA Dallara/Honda/Firestone:

"I think we had a reasonable day. In the morning, we worked with the new car that we had as a spare at Homestead, and also tried the new seat that we made. The conditions were a lot different from when we were here last time, and it took a couple of changes on the car to make the handling stable. The afternoon session went pretty well and overall I was happy with the balance of the car at the end. We have more things to try tomorrow morning before qualifying, and I am confident that we can make the car go quicker. I am really looking forward to the race, although it may be difficult to manage the traffic on this tight one-mile oval."

For additional information on Super Aguri Fernandez Racing, visit www.superagurifernandezracing.net. Additional information on the IRL IndyCar Series can be found at www.indyracing.com.

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