Seems ages since I wrote for you last, but in that time there's only been one Champ Car round. Oh, and it went shit for me, so no surprise there, given the way this season's gone. So if I haven't got a whole lot to say, don't give me a hard time. That's just the way it goes at the moment.
The good news was that we were back at Road America again. Bearing in mind the last time we'd been there, two months earlier, the atmosphere was shitty because of Cristiano [da Matta]'s accident, and some of us had left straight after. But we're racing drivers, we're there to do a job, and so you have to forget that. And once you start focusing on your job, you get a real kick to be back at Elkhart again. It is a great, great track.
For our half of Forsythe Championship Racing, though, the weekend went horribly wrong, and that was dictated by the fuck-up in qualifying. In the rainy first session it was great to be quickest and then it all unravelled for us. We made really poor decisions in the qualifying session.
With the track getting dryer all the time, you needed to be on track in the last minute and with a set of dry tyres on and we weren't - and others were. And that was it - our times we just fell back to 11th. The Saturday session was slower, so that was where we got stuck.