CHAMPCAR/CART: Mont-Tremblant: Bridgestone preview

BRIDGESTONE POTENZA FAST FACTS Champ Car World Series Circuit Mont-Tremblant, St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada June 29-July 1, 2007 - Round 6 of 16 Race Details: Timed event - 1 hour, 45 minutes. Track distance is 2.650 miles (4.264 km). Television...

BRIDGESTONE POTENZA FAST FACTS
Champ Car World Series
Circuit Mont-Tremblant, St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada
June 29-July 1, 2007 - Round 6 of 16

Race Details: Timed event - 1 hour, 45 minutes. Track distance is 2.650 miles (4.264 km).

Television Broadcast: Live - Sunday, July 1, at 2 p.m. EDT on ESPN.

Bridgestone Potenza Tires Supplied:

* 546 primary (black-sidewall) dry-condition slicks; 174 alternate (red-sidewall) dry slicks; and 308 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 engineers elected to bring the same specification of Potenza primary, alternate and wet condition tires that were used at last weekend's race at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland. The primary tires represent the medium-grip road-course Potenzas available, while the alternate spec is the softer, higher-grip road-course compound. The wet condition tire is an updated version of the "harder," or more durable of the rain specs.

From Al Speyer, Executive Director, Bridgestone Motorsport:

"With temperatures predicted to be quite cool at Mont-Tremblant this weekend, we expect that the Bridgestone Potenzas, both the primary and alternate specs, will offer the combination of durability and grip that drivers will rely on as they learn their way around this new track on the Champ Car World Series schedule. It is always a bit of an unknown when we go to a track that we haven't raced on in a long time. But having tested here with several teams this past May, Bridgestone Motorsport is confident that the specs we have chosen will perform very well."

-credit: bridgestone

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