CHAMPCAR/CART: Minardi Team USA Mont-Tremblant test wrap-up

MINARDI TEAM USA ROUNDS OUT STRONG TEST AT MONT-TREMBLANT Indianapolis, IN (May 28, 2007) -- Minardi Team USA completed their second day of testing at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant last Friday, May 25 in good spirits with Robert Doornbos fourth...

MINARDI TEAM USA ROUNDS OUT STRONG TEST AT MONT-TREMBLANT

Indianapolis, IN (May 28, 2007) -- Minardi Team USA completed their second day of testing at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant last Friday, May 25 in good spirits with Robert Doornbos fourth quickest and Dan Clarke eighth.

Robert Doornbos is currently leading the Roshfrans Rookie of the Year standings and third in Championship points, had a fast time of 1.16.76. The young Dutchman has had a busy month off with the Champ Car test in Portland, the European Media Tour, and now the test at Mont-Tremblant. He quickly departed Quebec on Friday to attend the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, where Robert currently resides.

Dan Clarke was eighth quickest on Friday with a time of 1.17.05. 'Speedy' Dan had a minor off-track excursion late in the day on which prematurely put an end to his final day of testing, but he showed speed both days and looks likely to have a strong showing here in late June.

Keith Wiggins, Team Co-Owner

"We accomplished what we came here to do. We learned a lot about the tendencies of the car on this circuit and it gave Robert and Dan a chance to see the track. It was a good test for both drivers and we look forward to recommencing the season in Portland."

Minardi Team USA heads to Portland June 8-10 for Round Four of the Champ Car World Series.

-credit: mtusa

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Robert Doornbos , Dan Clarke