Wilson Targets First Podium

Justin Wilson is targeting the first podium finish of his Champ Car career after matching his best qualifying position to date - second - at Monterrey on Saturday

Wilson Targets First Podium

The Englishman has been a force to be reckoned with all weekend and declared himself satisfied with the balance of his RuSPORT Lola.

"I'm pretty pleased with the result today," said Wilson. "We were right there making a serious challenge for the pole and for the top spots.

"You know, in qualifying it was just a case of getting it all together and putting it on the track at the right time.

"I was getting a little bit frustrated with people coming out of the pits and holding me up. I knew the car was good on the first set [of tyres], but we didn't get a lap in. On my very last lap on my second set, I managed to get one clean lap and was up there.

"We feel pretty happy and we're making progress. We're also understanding why we're making progress, so we feel like we're learning a lot."

Wilson anticipates a physically gruelling race because of the soaking heat and humidity in Monterrey this weekend.

"My real concern is going to be with staying hydrated because it's supposed to get even hotter tomorrow," he said. "That's really going to weigh on the drivers' performance, so it's an issue I'm going to pay close attention to. Other than that, the RuSPORT car is ready."

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