Bourdais Disappointed With Qualifying

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Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 SealMaster Honda says he was left disappointed after qualifying for today’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in ninth place with a time of 01:07.1943s.

Speaking following the session, the Frenchman commented by saying:

I’m disappointed with Q2 (round 2 of qualifying) after the way Q1 went. We put ourselves in a hole in Q1. We got ourselves at the tail end of the queue and the car in front of us locked up going into turn one, so I had to abort that lap. It was not an easy run, but I still pulled it off on lap three and I really thought we were going to pretty good from there. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the lap I wanted to achieve in Q2. I got a big wiggle in turn one. I’m not sure what happened, but that was the difference. We lost two, two and a half tenths on that lap and that was that. We missed Q3 by a tenth. It’s a bummer, but it is what it is. We will keep digging and hope for a better outcome tomorrow.

Zachary Claman DeMelo will start the race from 21st place and speaking following the session he commented by saying:

It was a tough qualifying session today aboard the No. 19 Paysafe Car in Long Beach. We had an issue this morning that took away some valuable practice time and I think that hurt us heading into qualifying. It’s not an easy track but I did the best I could under the circumstances. We’ll get better for the race tomorrow and hope for the best

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