CHAMPCAR/CART: Toronto: Conquest Racing preview

Indianapolis, July 6, 2004 - Mi-Jack Conquest Racing heads to Toronto with high expectations for Sunday's Molson Indy Toronto Grand Prix. The team comes off a disappointing result in Cleveland, but one in which team had its best-ever starting ...

Indianapolis, July 6, 2004 - Mi-Jack Conquest Racing heads to Toronto with high expectations for Sunday's Molson Indy Toronto Grand Prix. The team comes off a disappointing result in Cleveland, but one in which team had its best-ever starting position (2nd) with Justin Wilson and his No. 34 car. Alex Sperafico (No. 14) also equaled his career-best result (13th) and looks forward to improving even further in Toronto.

Team Owner Eric Bachelart feels a sense of revenge due to Wilson's misfortunes in Cleveland. "Toronto is the perfect opportunity for us to make-up for the ground we lost in Cleveland. We lost a couple of positions in the championship standings (8th with Wilson), and look forward to scoring some points in Canada which will put us back within the top-6 overall," he said. Despite his unfortunate outcome in Cleveland, the British driver was able to maintain his lead for the Rookie of the Year Award, leading American A.J. Allmendinger by one point.

As for Sperafico, Bachelart expects the Brazilian driver to continue improving on his results. "The car has been solid, and Alex has kept out of trouble for the most part. Now we would like to see better results from him", said the owner.

Despite his bad luck in Cleveland, Wilson feels good about his chances in Toronto. "We had fantastic practice and qualifying sessions in Cleveland. The race, of course, was not indicative of how the car has been running. I am anxious to get to Toronto and repeat my good performances as of late", he said.

Sperafico also feels good about his chances in Toronto. "I equaled my best finish in Champ Car (13th) in Cleveland, and feel the team's hard work is beginning to show results. Our goal for this weekend is to continue improving, and finish somewhere in the top-10", said the Brazilian rookie.

Race Info: The Champ Car Grand Prix of Toronto is Sunday, July 11, at 1:00pm ET. The race will be broadcast on tape-delay on Spike TV on Sunday, July 11, at 4:00pm ET/PT. The race, as well as qualifying on Saturday (1:45pm ET) can also be followed live on Race Director, available at www.champcarworldseries.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , A.J. Allmendinger , Alex Sperafico
Teams Conquest Racing