In the ALMS race, I was fastest in practice and qualify on the pole. My team mate Tomy started the race and run a good pace in second place, but 2 laps before him pit, he made a mistake and lost a position and a lot of time compere to P1. I got the car in P3 49s behind the leader, after a few laps I was P2 with set the fastest race lap, but the difference from the leader was too big and we finished in Second position.
In the Indycar race, was a good experience. After 5 years with driving Indycar in a street of road course, took me a little long to get used to, specially with the brakes and the quick back from the steering wheel. Because the problems with the track, the sessions Friday were short and I did just 12 laps up to speed. Saturday morning rained, so I went to qualify with very few laps. In qualify, I did better that I expected qualifying P10, but because the team changed the engine before going to Baltimore, I got a 10 place penalty and started P20. In the race, I did a good start, but after a few laps I hot hit from behind, spun and lost I lap. I try very hard to get the laps back on the restart with wet tires, until I was second, but the track dried and I had to change to dry tires and set with a lap down. I had a really good pace with dry track, with some fast and consistence laps. I was very happy with that. With 9 laps to go, in the chicane I brushed the wall and a few corners latter with suspension broke and I had to pit. In the end I finished P19.
In the end, It was a nice weekend, were a I had a great ALMS race and the opportunity to race Indycars again and been competitive.
Na ALMS, fui mais rapido nos treinos e fiz a pole. Meu companheiro, Tomy, largou e estava em segundo, mas errou no final e me entregou o carro em terceiro, 50segundos atras do lider. Eu comecei bem e ja pulei para segundo, fiz a volta mais rapida da corrida, mas nao conseguir tirar toda a diferenca do lider e terminamos em segundo.
Na Formula Indy, depois de 5anos sem andar de monospoto em um circuito misto, tive que me adaptar aos poucos. Devido aos problemas na pista, as sessoes de treinos foram reduzidas e fui para a classificacao sem estar conhecendo bem o carro, mesmo assim conseguir o Decimo tempo. Devido uma troca de motor entre a ultima corrida e Baltimore, perdi 10 posicoes no grid e larguei em P20. Comecei bem, mas na nona volta tomei um toque por tras, rodei e perdi uma volta. Quase consegui recuperar a volta, cheguei a estar em segundo, mas tive que trocar os pneus. Estava em um ritimo muito bom na corrida, sendo um dos mais rapidos, o que me deixou muito feliz. Faltando 9 voltas, esbarrei no muro na saida da chincane e tive que parar nos boxs. Nos final terminei em P19.
No final, foi um bom fim de semana, com uma otima corrida na ALMS e com a oportunidade de
voltar a correr na Formula Indy e ter andado muito bem.