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Canada Race notes - Jordan

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12/06/2005

The Jordan Grand Prix drivers had an eventful race today at the Canadian Grand Prix. On lap 8, Karthikeyan made a small mistake, went off on the grass, which allowed Monteiro to pass him although he regained the track. However, Karthikeyan managed to retake his position after his first pit stop. Unfortunately, 0n lap 25, he had to retire after touching the wall, which resulted in damaging his right rear suspension. Monteiro showed a good pace throughout the race, avoided incidents and finished in 10th position, his eight consecutive finish.

Tiago Monteiro: It was a hard and long race today. I fought quite a lot with Narain, as I wanted to keep the pace up as much as I could. With the safety car on the track, I struggled to keep the tyres in temperature a little bit. I think I have beaten the record of finishing for a rookie and I am really happy with this. I also would like to thank the team for such a reliable car.

Narain Karthikeyan: I had a problem at the start and did not make a good get away. However, I managed to pass Friesacher. Then a few laps later, I ran wide in the first corner and the exit of the second corner and Monteiro overtook me. I pushed really hard to improve my position and I was in front of Tiago again after the first pit stop. Unfortunately, I went in the dirt a little bit and clipped the wall, which made me retire. It is really a pity to finish the race like this but I will do my best in Indianapolis next week.

Adrian Burgess: It was a very eventful race for Jordan Grand Prix today. I would like to congratulate Tiago for breaking the record of consecutive race finishes in his first year in Formula One. It is very impressive for him. Narain made a small mistake, which was unfortunate but we are relatively satisfied with the progress we are making so far. Now we will work hard to have another good race in Indianapolis next week.

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