BAR hires engineer Nick Harvey

BROOKS ASSOCIATES RACING ATLANTIC TEAM WELCOMES BACK TOP-FLIGHT ENGINEER NICK HARVEY Tucson, Arizona (February 8, 2007) --Brooks Associates Racing is proud to announce that respected and accomplished engineer Nick Harvey is joining the BAR squad...

BROOKS ASSOCIATES RACING ATLANTIC TEAM WELCOMES BACK TOP-FLIGHT ENGINEER NICK HARVEY

Tucson, Arizona (February 8, 2007) --Brooks Associates Racing is proud to announce that respected and accomplished engineer Nick Harvey is joining the BAR squad for the upcoming 2007 Cooper Tires Presents The Champ Car Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda season.

Harvey worked with the Arizona-based Brooks team during its very successful 2005 season in the Champ Car Atlantic Championship. Engineering the car driven by Andreas Wirth, Harvey helped the Brooks squad earn its first Atlantic win when Wirth captured the checkered flag at Denver. Wirth went on to finish sixth in the series championship that season after missing the final two events of the year due to injury.

In 2006, Harvey worked with the Forsythe Championship Racing Atlantic team. The native of England was again teamed with Wirth and helped the young German racer earn two wins on his way to finishing third in the championship. Harvey began 2007 -- his 11th year in the Atlantic series -- once again working for the Forsythe team before joining Brooks Associates Racing this week.

"We're very happy to have Nick back working with us this season," said team owner John Brooks, who hopes to field a two-car team in the 2007 Atlantic Championship. "He will lead our engineering efforts and we certainly hope to recapture the successful formula we had with Nick in 2005. Because of his track record and winning background, we're sure that Nick's presence will help attract some of the top-level driving talent that's still searching for an experienced Atlantic team to compete with in 2007."

After participating in the first Atlantic open test of the season in Sebring, Florida, the Brooks team will not field an entry in this weekend's series test at MSR Houston. The squad will return to the track March 7-8 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the final pre-season test before the season-opening race in Las Vegas on April 8.

-credit: bar

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Andreas Wirth