For Immediate Release—March 29, 2010

*Today’s Race was postponed from yesterday and ran at 10 a.m. ET*

Driver:Alex Tagliani

Entry:No. 77 Bowers and Wilkins FAZZT Race Team Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Event/Track:Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Temporary Street Circuit, St. Petersburg, Fl.

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Race Results

Start Position: 8th

Finish Position: 6th

Laps Completed: 100 of 100

No. 77 Bowers and Wilkins FAZZT Race Team News and Notes

  • 2010 is Tagliani’s first full IndyCar Series season and his 10th season of open wheel racing
  • Tagliani previously finished 10th at St. Petersburg in 2009
  • Tagliani started the season opening race in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2nd position, just 3/100ths off the pole time

 

Alex Tagliani on today’s race at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg:
“I am very happy for the boys today. The Bowers and Wilkins #77 car was not the fastest car on the track today but I think having done 51 laps on a set of tires at the end was a good strategy and the guys just did a fantastic job in the pits. We are pretty proud to finish our first race and to finish sixth and score points as that is pretty important. The track was good today. We have to thank the promoter that they were able to keep the track open today and give us a chance to race and put on a good show for the fans.”

Rob Edwards, General Manager, on today’s race at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg:
“Today was a good result for the whole team. I think we’ve shown in the first two races that we are not here to just fill in the numbers. I have to give full credit to Firestone Tires today. Everyone knows they make the best tires in the world and to be able to run 51 laps on the black set at the end is absolutely phenomenal. Alex did a great job, he wasn’t too sure on the strategy plan on that last stop to start with but he got with the program pretty quickly. I am so happy for Alex, Jim and Andre. They have given us a lot of tools and put a lot of faith in us and it is nice to get one on the board.”

Event Notes:

  • Today’s winner was Will Power, who also won the season opener in Brazil. Second place was Justin Wilson while third place was Ryan Briscoe
  • This was the sixth IZOD Indy Car Series event on the streets of St. Petersburg
  • Ryan Briscoe won the event in 2009 and Graham Rahal won the pole in 2009

 

Media contact:Jana Watt
FAZZT Race Team
(317) 709-3855 or janaw@fazztraceteam.com