Dominguez Fastest in Portland

Forsythe driver Mario Dominguez set the fastest lap in a thirteen car testing field at the Portland International Raceway on Wednesday

Dominguez Fastest in Portland

Dominguez, who signed for the team just prior to the start of the 2005 Champ Car season, was given the opportunity to lead the team's efforts in testing after teammate Paul Tracy ran their test programme in the off season.

His time of 57.70 seconds around the 2 mile track, hot on the heels of his top five finish in the season opener at Long Beach, suggests that Dominguez has settled into his new team with relative ease - the time was 1.5 seconds faster than last year's pole in Portland.

Rookie Timo Glock and reigning champion Sebastien Bourdais also joined Dominguez in the sub 58 second class, setting them up well for the June 19 race in Portland.

Champ Car Test Times, Portland International Raceway, April 13:

Pos Driver Team Time 1. Mario Dominguez Forsythe 57.70 2. Timo Glock Rocketsports 57.87 3. Sebastien Bourdais Newman/Haas 57.91 4. Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas 58.13 5. Alex Tagliani Team Australia 58.22 6. Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 58.23 7. Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 58.39 8. Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne 58.40 9. Andrew Ranger Conquest 58.44 10. Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports 58.64 11. Oriol Servia Dale Coyne 58.90 12. Nelson Philippe Conquest 59.14 13. Marcus Marshall Team Australia 59.99
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