IRL: Watkins Glen: Kosuke Matsuura Saturday report

Qualifying Cancellation Leaves Matsuura 12 th on the Grid at The Glen Kosuke Matsuura will start 12 th in tomorrow's Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix following the cancellation of qualifying activities this afternoon due to the weather-related delay...

Qualifying Cancellation Leaves Matsuura 12 th on the Grid at The Glen

Kosuke Matsuura will start 12 th in tomorrow's Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix following the cancellation of qualifying activities this afternoon due to the weather-related delay of a medical helicopter. The grid will be set by combined practice times from yesterday's sessions.

Matsuura was extremely pleased with the handling of the #55 Panasonic ARTA car at the conclusion of Friday's activities. Conserving tires for qualifying and the race, Matsuura posted his fastest time on old tires and, with the unfortunate cancellation of qualifying today, will start mid-field for tomorrow's 60-lap event. Matsuura is very optimistic for the race despite his starting position. He qualified 15 th at The Glen last year, and brought home a sixth-place finish.

Kosuke Matsuura, #55 Panasonic ARTA Dallara/Honda/Firestone:
"I'm disappointed we were not able to qualify today. I think we could have been in the top six. Tomorrow I will start 12 th which is not good for me but my car is pretty strong for the 60-lap race. Nobody really knows how the weather will be for tomorrow. I think there is a very big chance of showers tomorrow as well. We went out in half-wet conditions this afternoon, but really didn't run. We just checked some things with our setup for tomorrow and scrubbed some tires."

-www.superagurifernandezracing.net

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