Disappointing Day for YacamÃ¡n on the Streets of Long Beach LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 18, 2010) -- After running in the sixth position for most of the race, Colombian Gustavo "Tigrillo" YacamÃ¡n was involved in late-race contact which relegated...
Disappointing Day for Yacamán on the Streets of Long Beach
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 18, 2010) -- After running in the sixth position for most of the race, Colombian Gustavo "Tigrillo" Yacamán was involved in late-race contact which relegated him to a disappointing 14th place finish in the third round of Firestone Indy Lights on the Streets of Long Beach.
After starting in the eighth position in the No. 10 Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing Dallara, Yacamán quickly picked up two spots in the opening lap. Even with a hard-charging pack behind him, the young driver was able to hold off the group of cars during the numerous restarts.
However, on Lap 37 of 45, Yacamán was hit from behind on the straightaway leading to the picturesque dolphin fountain. That incident put the No. 10 into the tire barrier at Turn 3 and ended Yacamán's strong run and his chance at a top-six finish.
"I was having a good race, running in sixth until another driver ran in to the back of me," Yacamán said. "What's frustrating is that on the previous restart, I was almost taken out by the same driver with the same move and nothing was done about it. I am very disappointed because my goal of finishing every single race this season was destroyed by another driver's poor move. It makes me very angry because my whole crew puts in so much effort to build a car that would take me to the finish, and by not doing that, I let them down."
With more than a month until Round 4, the team will return to St. Petersburg and focus on the next race.
Up next for Yacamán and Firestone Indy Lights is the Firestone Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 28th.
-source: cape motorsports