IRL: Pikes Peak: SAFR, Kosuke Matsuura preview

Matsuura Motivated for Honda Indy 225 Kosuke Matsuura [Kohs-kay Mat-sur-ah] and Super Aguri Fernandez Racing head to the Rocky Mountain region this weekend for Sunday's Honda Indy 225. Like teammate Adrian Fernandez, who claimed this first IRL...

Matsuura Motivated for Honda Indy 225

Kosuke Matsuura [Kohs-kay Mat-sur-ah] and Super Aguri Fernandez Racing head to the Rocky Mountain region this weekend for Sunday's Honda Indy 225. Like teammate Adrian Fernandez, who claimed this first IRL IndyCar® Series victory last weekend in Kentucky, Matsuura also carries both confidence and momentum to his debut at Pikes Peak International Raceway. The rookie points leader has produced his best results in IndyCar Series competition the past three weeks, finishing fourth last weekend at Kentucky Speedway and starting on the front row at Michigan on August 1.

Matsuura will get his first look at the one-mile Pikes Peak tri-oval this weekend as he prepares for his third career one-mile oval start.

* Will be making his 12th IRL IndyCar Series career start
* Recorded IndyCar Series career-best finish of fourth last weekend in Kentucky
* Currently leads the Bombardier Rookie of the Year standings by 45 points
* Recorded his career-best starting position of second at Michigan three weeks ago
* Best finish on a one-mile oval was 10th in Milwaukee
* Best starting position on a one-mile oval was 10th in Phoenix
* Has finished 11th or better in seven of 11 IndyCar Series starts
* Currently sits 13th in the championship point standings

Kosuke Matsuura, #55 Panasonic ARTA Panoz G Force/Honda/Firestone:

"The team did a very good job at the last race in Kentucky. With Adrian [Fernandez] and I working together, I think we will have very good cars for Pikes Peak and hopefully my #55 Panasonic car will be out front this time. I will do my best."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Adrian Fernandez , Kosuke Matsuura