CHAMPCAR/CART: Edmonton: Bridgestone preview

BRIDGESTONE POTENZA FAST FACTS Champ Car World Series Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton City Centre Airport, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada July 20-22, 2007 - Round 8 of 16 Race Details: Timed event - 1 hour, 45 minutes. Track distance is 1.973 miles...

BRIDGESTONE POTENZA FAST FACTS

Champ Car World Series
Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton
City Centre Airport, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
July 20-22, 2007 - Round 8 of 16

Race Details: Timed event - 1 hour, 45 minutes. Track distance is 1.973 miles (3.175 kilometers).

Television Broadcast: Live - Sunday, July 22, at 3 p.m. EDT on ESPN.

Bridgestone Potenza Tires Supplied: * 574 primary (black-sidewall) dry-condition slicks; 192 alternate (red-sidewall) dry slicks; 304 wet-condition (rain) tires.

* Each car receives seven sets of primary tires, two sets of alternates and four sets of rain tires for the race weekend.

* In a normal dry-condition race, each car must use at least one set of primary and one set of alternate Potenzas. The primary and alternate tires' construction is identical, but the alternates possess a tread compound with better grip ("softer"), making them faster but possibly not quite as durable.

* Bridgestone Motorsport is bringing its midrange road-course primary and alternate Potenzas to take on Edmonton's temporary airport circuit, as well as the new road-course rain tire that debuted three weeks ago at Mont-Tremblant. All three specs saw action in the changing conditions at Mont-Tremblant, and all three performed well. The primary and alternate specs this weekend also served in the same capacity on the series' other airport track, Cleveland, last month.

From Al Speyer, Executive Director, Bridgestone Motorsport: "Edmonton has provided us great races and great crowds the past two years; we expect nothing different this weekend when Champ Car wraps up its Canadian swing. The first two races up north, at Mont-Tremblant and Toronto, have been unpredictable and sensational with rain throwing strategies into disarray. For Bridgestone it's been two tremendous opportunities to see all of our tire specs each race weekend be put to the test in strenuous conditions. We couldn't be happier with the way all the Potenzas have performed. Knowing that the same dry- and wet-condition tire specs that did so well at Mont-Tremblant will be in use again this weekend has us highly confident that - no matter the weather - all the Champ Car drivers can rely on their Bridgestones."

-credit: bridgestone

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