Justin Wilson won his first race of the season in the Champ Car series at the Assen Grand Prix. The driver of RuSPORT team overtook the pole-sitter, Sebastien Bourdais,who finished on the 7th position due to a software glitch in the Power-to-Pass system that caused the pitlane speed limiter to kick in.
After Bourdais dropped on the 7th position, Jan Heylen became Wilson’s main rival but the driver of the Conquest team hadn’t a chance to overtake him. They were closely followed by the Bruno (...)
Altough yesterday in the pre-qualifying session Sebastien Bourdais obtained the 6th place, today the French driver showed everyone that he took the things seriously, taking the pole position with a stunning time of 1:18.765s.
Tristan Gommendy, Sebastien’s main rival,obtained the second place being with 0.26 seconds slower. Third place was obtained by Neel Jani.On the fourth place was Simon Pagenaud, driver of Team Australia racing and on the 5th, Sebastien’s Bourdais team mate and driver of (...)
Justin Wilson took the provisional pole position on the race track from Assen. Wilson overtook Simon Pagenaud of Team Australia with almost
0.9 seconds. They were followed closely by PKV Racing’s Tristan Gommendy.
Tristan Gommendy took the third place while Graham Rahal obtained the 4th position. Sebastien Bourdais was not so lucky this time due to the fact that he obtained the 6th place while Oriol Servia overtook him and placed his monopost on the 5th position for Forsythe team.
Sebastien Bourdais got a little help to win his 4th consecutive Champ Car Championship due to the fact that the officials cancelled the China and Phoenix races.
Bourdais will race this weekend at the Bavaria Beer Champ Car Grand Prix of Holland at the Assen circuit, and for winning the race and the championship he has to outscore his main rival and the local hero Robert Doornbos by 15 points.
Currently there are three races left in this championship: Assen, Australia and Mexico City. The (...)
Champ Car officials will announce that the The Grand Prix of Arizona, the last race from the championship, will be cancelled due to the disappearance of the Zhuhai, China, race from the schedule. Following this announcement we understand that the race from Mexico City will host the final race of the season like in the previous years.
Dale Jensen and Bradley Yonover, the race organisers, told the press that the event needs considerable corporate support, but the support they were waiting (...)
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced it has entered into a three-year integrated marketing partnership with the Champ Car Atlantic Championship.
Beginning in 2006, all Atlantic cars will be powered by a 300-hp 2.3-liter four-cylinder Mazda MZR engine prepared by Cosworth Engineering, mounted in identical Swift 016.a chassis and riding on Yokohama tires.
The series, now dubbed "Yokohama Presents the Champ Car Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda," will compete (...)