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Old 01-22-2012, 10:33 PM
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Sebring Test

“It was pretty windy today, and the car was handling really well,” Briscoe said. “There were a couple corners where I don't think I'd ever been as quick as I was today. It felt really good in a couple places, with the downforce up, and engine driving nicely.”

“We never put on the street course tire; we were on a harder road course tire,” he added. “The first impression was pretty nice, better than expected. For a first day test, we were right there with performance on the old car. That's a good barometer for the first day.”

“The Chevy guys have done a good job at sorting the ramp up from the throttle pedal so there's almost no turbo lag,” he added. “It kicks in more heavily out of the corner, all at once. It does catch up with you a little bit on full throttle.”

Team Penske's Helio Castroneves joined the ranks of the left-foot brakers to accommodate the pedal arrangement of the new Dallara DW12 IndyCar during this week's two-day test session at Sebring.

Accustomed to right-foot braking his entire career, the Brazilian has changed that because the new DW12 chassis has two pedals instead of three (third for clutch). For 2012, the clutch joins the paddle shift system on the steering wheel.

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