CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe Racing statement on Denver penalties

Forsythe Championship Racing Statement Regarding Denver Penalties Indianapolis, Indiana -- Tuesday, August 15, 2006 -- Following a penalty imposed by the Champ Car World Series to Paul Tracy ( ...

Forsythe Championship Racing Statement Regarding Denver Penalties

Indianapolis, Indiana -- Tuesday, August 15, 2006 -- Following a penalty imposed by the Champ Car World Series to Paul Tracy (#3 INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone/Lola) because of a last lap incident at the Grand Prix of Denver, Forsythe Championship Racing issues the following statement:

Neil Micklewright

Vice President of Team Operations

"I believe that the penalty imposed to Paul Tracy for the last lap incident is simply wrong and not appropriate, but we have to accept the decision of the Series even if we don't agree with it. That's the nature of the sport. We eagerly await the penalty that we believe should be handed to Sebastien Bourdais for his part in the incident, including running across a "hot" track and initiating physical contact with our driver."

"Having been taken out in the first corner, PT drove an incredible and heroic race to regain second place and nursed the car which was having fuel pickup problems whilst remaining fast. It was the drive of a champion and therefore to not finish the race was crushing for all of us. Both crews had an exemplary weekend; it was a great shame for Paul and the #3 crew, but what a fantastic performance by A.J. Allmendinger and his #7 crew to dominate and collect a win in his home town."

-credit: Forsythe Racing, Inc.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , Sébastien Bourdais , A.J. Allmendinger