USA: Atlantic Racing Montreal preview

Atlantic Racing Team Looking to Montréal for an Encore Podium Performance June 9, 2004 - Atlantic Racing Team's championship momentum is growing but with each race comes new challenges and round 3 and 4 of 14-race BMW USA Championship at the ...

Atlantic Racing Team Looking to Montréal for an Encore Podium Performance

June 9, 2004 - Atlantic Racing Team's championship momentum is growing but with each race comes new challenges and round 3 and 4 of 14-race BMW USA Championship at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, next weekend, won't likely be an exception.

Atlantic Racing's preface for Montreal is simple. Its driver foursome will be Kyle Herder, Trevor Daley, Federico Montoya and Dominik Jackson. The weekend's objectives are to continue a championship direction as a team, and leave the famed Gilles Villeneuve circuit leading the series while improving in all positions.

New to Atlantic Racing for the race is Colombian Federico Montoya, brother of F1 star Juan Pablo. And Britain's Dominik Jackson. Both currently compete in the BMW ADAC Championship in Europe.

Trevor Daley, of Brampton, Ontario, has posted two top-ten finishes at his first two races, held at Lime Rock, at the end of May. His overwhelming display of skill and speed at Lime Rock established him as a serious BMW USA title contender.

Kyle Herder, of Stouffville, Ontario, completes the driver's line-up. He is the only Atlantic Racing Team driver to have ever raced at Montréal. In 2003, Herder raced on this same track in the Fran-Am Championship.

The 30-minutes sprints around the 13-turn, 2.747-mile world-class road course are the featured support events at the F1 Grand Prix of Canada. Race 3 is scheduled to drop the green flag at 4:15 p.m. ET, Saturday, June 12. Round 4 is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. ET, Sunday.

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is one of BMW USA Championship's most picturesque and driver friendly circuits. It's near perfect track complexion, various passing angles, and anything-but-dull configuration is what makes it a road racer's favorite.

Exclusively for young drivers aged 16 to 23, this spec series makes its entry in North America after success in both Germany and Asia. Comprised of superb single-seater cars designed to develop driving and set-up skills. A veritable breeding ground for talent, the series has served as a springboard to two drivers on the F1 scene: Ralf Schumacher (Williams) and Christian Klien (Jaguar). A serious battle is anticipated among these young guns who have but one objective: shine before the Montreal public, international journalists and the decision makers in F1.

Atlantic Racing Team is a year-round professional motorsports organization with its race shop located in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada). -art-

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Ralf Schumacher , Gilles Villeneuve , Trevor Daley , Kyle Herder , Christian Klien
Teams Williams