CHAMPCAR/CART: Mont-Tremblant: Conquest Racing preview

Conquest Racing Excited for First Visit to Mont Tremblant Heylen and team working hard to prepare for the inaugural race Indianapolis, IN, -- Jan Heylen ( ...

Conquest Racing Excited for First Visit to Mont Tremblant
Heylen and team working hard to prepare for the inaugural race

Indianapolis, IN, -- Jan Heylen (#34 Champ Car Grand Prix of Belgium / Cosworth / DP01 / Bridgestone) and the entire Conquest Racing team is busy preparing to get the car back on track for the inaugural Champ Car Mont Tremblant at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada following an accident with rookie Tristan Gommendy at the Grand Prix of Cleveland that prematurely ended his race.

The 2.65-mile natural road course has 15 challenging corners with a mix of hills, blind corners and high speeds. This will be the first opportunity for Heylen and the rest of the team to experience this demanding circuit as they did not attend the Champ Car test days which were held at the end of May.

"I know we have a lot of work to do before we get on track at the Circuit Mont Tremblant," said Heylen. "The team was not able to test here with the rest of the Champ Car teams last month so there is going to be a lot of learning during that first practice. As a driver I'm really impressed with the track, it looks like this will be a fast and challenging race. Despite all our work ahead of us, I'm looking forward to this unique road course and for a better result for the Conquest Team."

"We suffered extensive damages last weekend in Cleveland but the crew worked really hard at the shop for two days and we are ready to attack this new, beautiful track of Mont Tremblant," said Eric Bachelart, Conquest Racing team owner. "We have had some difficulty finishing races this year and I hope that our luck will change on the Canadian soil. Since we did not attend the testing here last month we are coming into this race a little blind but I have complete confidence in Jan and the engineers to be prepared for this incredible circuit."

The Champ Car Mont Tremblant race in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada kicks off on Friday, June 29th with the provisional qualifying session at 2:15p.m. EST. The green flag drops on the sixth round of the 2007 Champ Car World Series on Sunday, July 1st at 2:00 p.m. EST. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN beginning at 2:00 p.m. EST.

-credit: conquestracing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tristan Gommendy , Jan Heylen
Teams Conquest Racing