QUALIFYING NOTES/QUOTES---- Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
June 15, 2012
- Servia qualified 22nd for the Milwaukee IndyFest, but will
start 20th due to other cars ahead of him that were penalized. He
was 4th in line today for qualifying and secured a spot on the grid
with a two-lap average qualifying speed of 160.375 mph.
- This weekend will mark Servia's 11th start at the historic
Milwaukee Mile track (his first two starts at the one-mile oval
were in 1998 and 1999 in Indy Lights).
- Last year he started 10th and finished 3rd. In 2008, Servia
finished 6th after starting 9th. He Finished 2nd in the Champ
Car race at the track in 2003.
- In the first six races, Servia gained a total of 73 positions
(7 positions in St. Pete to finish 16th, 13 positions in Barber to
finish 13th, 7 positions in Long Beach to finish 16th, 12 positions
in Brazil to finish 11th, 23 positions in Indianapolis to finish
4th, and 11 positions in Detroit to finish 5th).
- This year's Indianapolis 500 marked a career-best result in the
race for Oriol Servia and Panther DRR. It was the Spaniard's fourth
start and he finished the day with his best result for the race,
which was 4th place. It was the same story for the team. The race
was Panther DRR's 13th start and their best result for the
Indianapolis 500 race as well. The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle
Grand Prix marked the second top-five finish in a row for Panther
DRR and Oriol Servia.
- Servia is piloting the No. 22 Charter primary livery for the
second time this season. Charter is a leading broadband
communications company, and the nation's fourth-largest cable
operator providing broadband entertainment and communications
services that includes advanced Charter TVTM, Charter InternetTM
access, and Charter PhoneTM to homes and businesses across 25
- Last year Oriol Finished fourth in IZOD IndyCar Series
standings....Recorded 11 top-10 finishes, with a best of second at
New Hampshire and Baltimore....Among three drivers to be running at
the finish in all 17 races..... Led all drivers in laps completed
(2,103 of 2,011)....Oriol was the only driver to finish in the top
10 in first five races of the season.
- This weekend will mark Panther DRR's 8th time to compete at the
one-mile oval. The team has started at least one car in every race
at the track since 2004. Last year Justin Wilson started 13th and
finished 10th and Ana Beatriz started 11th and finished 17th. In
2008,Buddy Rice and Townsend Bell finished team best of 10th and
11th. DRR has led a total of 37 laps at The Milwaukee Mile.
- It was announced in May that the Indianapolis-based squad has
united with two-time IndyCar Series champion Panther Racing to form
a strategic alliance on Oriol Servia's entry for the remainder of
the 2012 season. The No. 22 Panther/DRR team will utilize Panther's
second Chevrolet engine lease and work in conjunction with the No.
4 National Guard team and driver JR Hildebrand.
Oriol Servia, No. 22 Panther DRR, on qualifying in
Milwaukee: "Everything is better with our team since we went
to Chevy. We have been very strong everywhere. Just for some reason
this morning we didn't get the setup right, or there is something
wrong with the car that we aren't understanding. In qualifying, the
car felt its best, it was just very slow. I hope that we find out
why. This race is for sure another one that with a good car you can
win from the back. I keep saying that, but we keep showing it's
true and I hope we can prove that tomorrow. I am very happy with
how things have been going."
Back on Track: Panther DRR will be back on
track tomorrow for the Milwaukee IndyFest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The race is scheduled at 1:00 pm ET. Live coverage will be on ABC
and the IMS Radio Network. Please visit
www.dreyerreinboldracing.com for more updates.