The last time RuSPORT visited Canada on the Champ Car circuit was especially sweet for the team. Round 7 of the season in Vancouver was the site of the team's first double podium, with veteran Michel Jourdain Jr. leading rookie teammate A.J.
The last time RuSPORT visited Canada on the Champ Car circuit was especially sweet for the team. Round 7 of the season in Vancouver was the site of the team's first double podium, with veteran Michel Jourdain Jr. leading rookie teammate A.J. Allmendinger across the finish line for a 2-3 result.
Michel Jourdain Jr. is looking forward to this weekend's Molson Indy Montreal. Jourdain comes into the weekend as the defending race champion. In fact, Jourdain's worst finish here has been a respectable sixth place.
Although this will be the first time that American rookie A.J. Allmendinger has hit the Circuit Gilles Villenueve in a Champ Car, the 22 year-old finds the track suits him. A.J. won here in 2002 on his way to the Barber Dodge Pro Series title and in 2003 while campaigning to the Toyota Atlantic Series Championship.
A.J. Allmendinger has already captured his first career Champ Car podium, finishing third in Vancouver. In total, A.J has had five top-ten finishes. Those results have Allmendinger leading the Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year battle as he heads into Round 10 of the Champ Car World Series. He also is currently eighth in the overall points standings.
Michel Joudain Jr. has already captured two podiums this season, despite this being RuSPORT's first year of Champ Car competition. These results have helped land Jourdain a nomination for the Premios Fox Sports, an award recognizing Latin American athletes for achievements within their sport and contributions to the community. Michel has been nominated as "Outstanding Latin American Motor Sport Driver". The awards take place in December.
RuSPORT's roster has several Canadians, including Team President Jeremy Dale.