Categories
News Montoya

Dover II. ХПМ после квалификации + пресс конференция

УвеличитьХПМ : “That’s pretty good. We started pretty bad. We were really loose at the start of practice and we did a lot of changes. The first couple of changes we did, they all worked so when you do that it makes it a lot easier because you’re not guessing. You’re not trying to throw everything at it to see what works so that really helped us. In three and four I had to get out of the gas. It got tight coming out of four, but one and two was pretty good. It’ll be up there. I don’t think it’ll be pole but it’ll be close.”

HOW IS THE CAR IN RACE TRIM?
ХПМ : “It was pretty good. Generally, we’ve been pretty decent so we’ll see. We’ve still got tomorrow to work on it.”

WHY IS THE TRACK GETTING FASTER?
ХПМ : “It’s just cooling down so there’s a little bit more grip out there but you know it was really good out there. The Texaco/Havoline Dodge car was pretty good. It was a little loose in practice and there it just got a little tight coming out of four and there may be a little more lap time there.”

УвеличитьХПМ : “That’s pretty good. We started pretty bad. We were really loose at the start of practice and we did a lot of changes. The first couple of changes we did, they all worked so when you do that it makes it a lot easier because you’re not guessing. You’re not trying to throw everything at it to see what works so that really helped us. In three and four I had to get out of the gas. It got tight coming out of four, but one and two was pretty good. It’ll be up there. I don’t think it’ll be pole but it’ll be close.”

HOW IS THE CAR IN RACE TRIM?
ХПМ : “It was pretty good. Generally, we’ve been pretty decent so we’ll see. We’ve still got tomorrow to work on it.”

WHY IS THE TRACK GETTING FASTER?
ХПМ : “It’s just cooling down so there’s a little bit more grip out there but you know it was really good out there. The Texaco/Havoline Dodge car was pretty good. It was a little loose in practice and there it just got a little tight coming out of four and there may be a little more lap time there.”

WILL THAT LAP HOLD UP?
ХПМ : “I really doubt it. It’ll be close but if we can get a top-five start out of this, it’s very important if you can start up front and tracks like this, it makes night and day for a good race.”

MONTOYA PRESS CONFERENCE

COMMENT ON YOUR RUN TODAY.
ХПМ : “It was pretty good, the car was pretty good. We started really loose today. We did quite a few changes but the good thing today is, like last week, we really struggled, is every change we did actually worked. And when you can nail change after change after change, all of a sudden you’re really competitive. We just need to work a little harder to make sure every time we come into the race weekend we can actually be competitive straight off the bat.”

DO YOU FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE AT THESE TRACKS THE SECOND TIME AROUND?
ХПМ : “Yeah. The thing is that I’ve noticed compared with open wheel that I’ve done before is there’s so many different racetracks that by the time you get back to it you’re like ‘Where did I used to brake here?’ And that’s pretty hard to figure out, okay I need to come here and I need to do this and I think that’s very different. Like in F1 when we’re going from racetrack to racetrack, every racetrack is so different that you know exactly what to do where here, each one is a little similar, each one you do something quite close. And when you do all those things together it’s really hard but I seem to pick it up pretty easy so that really helps.”

HAVE OTHER PEOPLE THAT YOU’VE RACED AGAINST BEEN RINGING YOUR PHONE OFF THE HOOK?
ХПМ : “Not really, no. I didn’t know Jacque was testing in Talladega Monday and Tuesday. I heard he came on Tuesday. I had no idea he was driving the car there. I know he came to say hi on Tuesday and I couldn’t see him. I’m looking forward to seeing him. It’ll be exciting to see what he can do this weekend. I’m amazed his first race, it was so soon, in the truck series.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *