CHAMPCAR/CART: Assen: Phanos European Team Cup Friday notes

BOURDAIS, RAHAL MAINTAIN LEAD IN CLOSELY CONTESTED PHANOS CHAMP CAR EUROPEAN TEAM CUP Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Team earn 16 points in today's qualifying session Assen, The Netherlands (August 31, 2007) -- Sebastien Bourdais and Graham Rahal...

BOURDAIS, RAHAL MAINTAIN LEAD IN CLOSELY CONTESTED PHANOS CHAMP CAR EUROPEAN TEAM CUP

Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Team earn 16 points in today's qualifying session

Assen, The Netherlands (August 31, 2007) -- Sebastien Bourdais and Graham Rahal of Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing (NHLR) maintained their slim lead in the Phanos European Team Cup Championship today in Assen by scoring points for a third (Rahal) and sixth (Bourdais) position in the first round of qualifying.

The McDonald's and Medi |Zone NHLR drivers entered today with a 9.5 point lead, and following today's results, the pair now sits 10 points ahead of the second place team of Simon Pagenaud and Will Power of Team Australia, who respectively came out of Friday qualifying in second and eighth places.

With so many points still available, it remains any team's game. The third place pair of Justin Wilson and Alex Tagliani currently has a total of 70 points while Forsythe Championship drivers Oriol Servia and Paul Tracy are in fourth only five points behind.

The Phanos Champ Car European Team Cup champion will be crowned this weekend following the Bavaria Beer Champ Car Grand Prix of Holland Presented by Audi, Gant, Hertz, Pioneer and Jumbo. The team with the most points after the two European races will be rewarded with trophies and a week-long stay at a Phanos Resort location.

-credit: ccws

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Alex Tagliani , Paul Tracy , Oriol Servia , Graham Rahal , Sébastien Bourdais , Will Power , Simon Pagenaud