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de Silvestro wins Lime Rock Atlantics

“I didn't start really good, because I had a lot of [wheel] spin but, after the first five laps, the car was good,” Garcia said, “I stayed behind Simona but, after lap five or six, I started to lock the right front tyre. After that, I had a lot of understeer, and it was impossible to continue the same pace like Simona and also the same pace like Edwards. I think the only thing was to finish third. It's a good result and we'll see what happens next week.”

Making his first start of the season for Newman Wachs Racing, Summerton came home fourth in the #34 car for his fourth top-four performance in five races this season, having started the season with Genoa Racing. Tonis Kasemets matched his best run of the season with fifth place for Polestar Motor Racing, while Genoa took sixth and seventh courtesy of rookies Frederic Vervisch and James Winslow. The Belgian missed the podium for just the second time this season, while Winslow earned the best result of his short Atlantic career after starting eighth in the #19 CARS Motorsport-backed entry and posting strong sector times as he enjoyed continuity for the first time in a fragmented campaign.

Defending series champion Markus Niemela had a tough race after qualifying fourth in his first race with Jensen MotorSport. The Finn, who drove the first four races of the season for Newman Wachs Racing, finished three laps down in ninth position, while the second Team Stargate Worlds car of Frankie Muniz rounded out the top ten.



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Simona de Silvestro - Team Stargate Worlds    [pic credit: Atlantic Championship/Phil Sedgwick]
Simona De Silvestro, driver of the #78 Nuclear Entergy Areva KV Racing Technology Chevrolet, celebrates her second place finish Saturday October 5, 2013 during the Grand Prix of Houston IndyCar Race 1 in Houston, Texas. It was De Silvestro’s first-career podium finish, and her IZOD IndyCar Series career-best finish. (Photo Credit: Perry Nelson for Chevy Racing)
Simona De Silvestro, driver of the #78 Nuclear Entergy Areva KV Racing Technology Chevrolet, celebrates her second place finish Saturday October 5, 2013 during the Grand Prix of Houston IndyCar Race 1 in Houston, Texas. It was De Silvestro’s first-career podium finish, and her IZOD IndyCar Series career-best finish. (Photo Credit: Perry Nelson for Chevy Racing)
Simona De Silvestro, driver of the #78 Nuclear Entergy Areva KV Racing Technology Chevrolet, celebrates her second place finish Saturday October 5, 2013 during the Grand Prix of Houston IndyCar Race 1 in Houston, Texas. It was De Silvestro’s first-career podium finish, and her IZOD IndyCar Series career-best finish. (Photo Credit: Michael L. Levitt for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, Simona de Silvestro and Justin Wilson celebrate after race 1 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston double-header on Saturday, October 5 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Simona de Silvestro celebrates after race 1 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston double-header on Saturday, October 5 2013. (Photo Credit: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Simona de Silvestro gets airborne in qualifying for the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT on Saturday, August 31 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
KV Racing duo Simona di Silvestro and Tony Kanaan at the Pocono Open Test - July 4, 2013. (Photo Credit: Brett Kelley for IndyCar Media.)
The wrecked #78 KV Racing Technology car of Simona de Silvestro is removed after an early accident in the second race of the Detroit Belle Isle double-header - Sunday June 2 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for indyCar Media.)
Katherine Legge exits the qualifying inspection line on Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Sunday May 19, 2013. (Picture Credit: Michael Roth for IndyCar Media)
Katherine Legge talks to the media on Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Sunday May 19, 2013. (Picture Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Katherine Legge on Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Sunday May 19, 2013. (Picture Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Katherine Legge on Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Sunday May 19, 2013. (Picture Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Katherine Legge joins Schmidt-Peterson Motorsport on Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Saturday, May 18. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Katherine Legge joins Schmidt-Peterson Motorsport on Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Saturday, May 18. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Katherine Legge joins Schmidt-Peterson Motorsport on Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Saturday, May 18. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Katherine Legge joins Schmidt-Peterson Motorsport on Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Saturday, May 18. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Simona de Silvestro on the fourth day of practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Tuesday May 14, 2013. (Picture Credit: Forrest Mellott for IndyCar Media)

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