Junqueira fastest on second day of testing

Leading ChampCar outfit Newman/Haas continued to set the pace in testing at Laguna Seca yesterday (Sunday), with Bruno Junqueira setting the fastest time ahead of the still unsigned Sebastien Bourdais

Junqueira fastest on second day of testing

Brazilian Junqueira set a best lap of 1m09.473s, a time that would have been good enough to take pole position in last June's race at the California track. This was despite Junqueira braking with his left-foot for the first time in his career.

"I've always raced while braking with my right foot," said Junqueira. "This year I'm trying to learn to brake with my left foot. It may be a small thing, but small things can win races."

The Brazilian continued to adjust to his new team after switching over from Ganassi. He said: "I'm learning a lot about working with the team and we were consistently fast all weekend. This gives us some confidence heading into the year, but it will be a long season."

Below the Newman/Haas cars on the timesheets sat the machines of Players/Forsythe Racing, Patrick Carpentier setting the third fastest time of the test ahead of new team-mate Paul Tracy.

Mexican Mario Dominguez set the fifth fastest time, ahead of Canadian Alex Tagliani, who was sixth quickest driving for the brand-new Rocketsports team.

Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas 1m09.473s
Sebastien Bourdais Newman/Haas 1m.09.709s
Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 1m09.712s
Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1m10.157s
Mario Dominguez Herdez Competition 1m10.194s
Alex Tagliani Rocketsports 1m10.435s
Oriol Servia Patrick Racing 1m10.569s
Adrian Fernandez Fernandez Racing 1m10.631s
Michel Jourdain Jr. Team Rahal 1m10.691s
Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 1m10.809s
Joel Camathias Dale Coyne Racing 1m12.124s
Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1m12.415s

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