CHAMPCAR/CART: RuSPORT to enter one car at Road America

RuSPORT to Enter One Car in Champ Car Grand Prix of Road America Justin Wilson to pilot No. 9 CDW / RuSPORT car; No. 10 car will not compete LOVELAND, Colo., Sept. 13, 2006 -- RuSPORT has announced that it will not enter a replacement driver for...

RuSPORT to Enter One Car in Champ Car Grand Prix of Road America
Justin Wilson to pilot No. 9 CDW / RuSPORT car; No. 10 car will not compete

LOVELAND, Colo., Sept. 13, 2006 -- RuSPORT has announced that it will not enter a replacement driver for the injured Cristiano da Matta in the Grand Prix of Road America on Sept. 24. Justin Wilson (#9 CDW / RuSPORT Ford-Cosworth / Lola / Bridgestone) will be the lone RuSPORT driver in the upcoming Champ Car World Series event in Elkhart Lake, Wisc.

Da Matta continues to recover from a severe head injury he sustained during a Champ Car Open Test at Road America on Aug. 3.

"After investigating all of our viable options, we have concluded that it is in the best interest of RuSPORT to only compete with one car at Road America," said Jeremy Dale, president of RuSPORT. "This was a very difficult decision, but we believe it was the correct one. We will continue to focus on Cristiano da Matta's recovery, the da Matta family, and on our efforts to help Justin Wilson win as many races as possible for the remainder of the 2006 season."

-credit: rusport

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Cristiano da Matta