.....CONTINUED - Sebastien Bourdais (#1 McDonald's Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone) will line up third tomorrow with RSPORTS driver Alex Tagliani (#8 LXN2 Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone) rounding out the second row.
A pair of rookies were fifth and sixth on the speed charts as Frenchmen Gommendy and Simon Pagenaud (#15 Aussie Vineyards Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone) make up the third row. The second Team Australia driver Will Power (#5 Aussie Vineyards Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone) will start seventh.
Graham Rahal (#2 Medi|Zone Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone) set the second fastest lap of the wet session, but it wasn't good enough to improve upon his eighth qualifying spot. Dan Clarke (#4 Minardi Team USA Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone) will line-up ninth and PKV Racing's Neel Jani (#21 RedBull Gulfstream Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone) will start 10th.
Forsythe Championship Racing's Oriol Servia (#7 Indeck Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone) and Paul Tracy (#3 Indeck Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone) were both disappointed in the weather as they were unable to improve upon their 11th and 13th starting spots respectively.
Champ Car history will be made as the Mazda Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland Presented by Joe's Sports and Outdoor will begin with a standing start at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
QUOTES FROM THE TOP THREE FRIDAY QUALIFIERS
Justin Wilson: "Hopefully we can get a nice clean start and get into the first corner with all the bits still on the car and go from there. Yeah, I wanted the point, and I wanted to prove my point as well. But at the same time, we had to still make sure we had a race car for tomorrow because there's times when you're sliding around and you can't see what's ahead of you. You don't want to do anything silly and run into the back of anyone or lift up too early and have someone run into the back of me. So just trying to pick my moments and put a good lap in when it was time."
Robert Doornbos: "Felt like home actually, in Holland. It was really wet, and I was pleasantly surprised. I think I can say the Bridgestone tires were extremely good for me the first two laps. It was also part our strategy basically being that first thing in the morning it was wet. We felt that the grip of the tire was there for two laps and then sort of decreased, so we decided to save all the tires for qualifying. And, yeah, it worked out well. Felt quite comfortable. Like Justin said as well, it's difficult to get a clear lap in and to see the difference between the drivers is quite big. I almost hit a guy -- I pushed a guy over the timing line really because he was driving so slow in the chicane. So not the best lap, but good enough and a great motivation boost for the team and for myself for tomorrow."
Sebastien Bourdais: "Just a little disappointed I guess because this morning the car felt really good and we were already thinking to have a shot at the pole. As soon as we started qualifying it didn't seem to grip for us. Going around, the grip never came in. Don't quite know what happened, so we just kind of tried different things and didn't get quite much out of it, so while trying a little harder I spun the car. And just didn't have any grip. We'll see tomorrow what the conditions are. But I think it's, you know, in the championship view it's still pretty good. I think starting third here is all right, and we'll see. It's going be to be a long and tough race tomorrow.