CHAMPCAR/CART: Denver: HVM preview

Wirdheim and Lavin Anticipate Mile High Success for HVM HVM FAST FACTS: The ...

Wirdheim and Lavin Anticipate Mile High Success for HVM

HVM FAST FACTS:

The #4 car carries the Liqui Moly and Eurosport logos. Liqui Moly, a leading European car care company, specializes in lubes and additives, (www.liquimoly.de). Champ Car is televised throughout Europe on Eurosport and Eurosport 2 (www.eurosport.com).

The #55 HVM car driven by Rodolfo Lavin will proudly display the Corona logo beginning this weekend in Denver. Corona is the world's top-selling Mexican beer, (www.gmodelo.com.mx).

BJORN WIRDHEIM, #4 HVM/Lola/Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone

2005 Stats: A Rookie in the Champ Car World Series, this will be his first visit to Denver. Bjorn has led more laps (29) than any other rookie this season. He has recorded three top-ten finishes and started in the top-ten in his oval debut at Milwaukee. Bjorn started and finished eighth in San Jose.

BJORN WIRDHEIM: "I've watched the Denver race on television and I have also found a computer game that I can use to learn the track. Therefore, as a Rookie in the series, I have a much better idea about the Denver circuit than I have had of any of the other circuits we have raced on this year. Mario (Dominguez) had a very good weekend there last year with HVM so the team obviously has a good set-up. I am really happy with the developments we have made so far this year on the street courses so I am looking forward to carrying our momentum from San Jose to Denver."

RODOLFO LAVIN, #55 HVM/Lola/Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone

Denver Last Year: Rodolfo qualified 15th in Denver last year, he gained four positions during the race and finished in the 11th position.

2005 Debut: Rodolfo joined the HVM team two weeks ago in San Jose, where he competed in Champ Car for the first time this season. He started 12th and ran as high as seventh before contact ended his day early.

RODOLFO LAVIN: "I am very happy to return to the Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver, especially with my new team, HVM. This is one of the events I always look forward to and every year it seems better than the year before. Denver is a good track, a bit bumpy in some places but it is going to be a good race for everyone. San Jose was my first race of the year and my first with the HVM team and I was very impressed with them. We had a good car there, there is a little room for improvement, and especially from me since it was my first time back in the car for several months. However, if we have the same car in Denver that we had in San Jose I think we can run in the top six or top seven and I am ready for that."

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Series IndyCar
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