CHAMPCAR/CART: Edmonton: Justin Wilson preview

After three back-to-back races Justin was due a bit of down-time, but the last fortnight has been as hectic as ever. Immediately after the Toronto race he flew back to the UK to meet investors at the Justin Wilson plc AGM. After the formalities...

After three back-to-back races Justin was due a bit of down-time, but the last fortnight has been as hectic as ever. Immediately after the Toronto race he flew back to the UK to meet investors at the Justin Wilson plc AGM. After the formalities he managed to grab a couple of days with his family, but unfortunately couldn't stay to see brother Stefan take his second FPA win at Castle Combe last weekend. After a few days in Denver catching up with the team, Justin's now heading to Alberta, Canada for this weekend's Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton.

The 1.973 mile Edmonton circuit is one of a kind - a temporary airport track with some permanent corners. The quick transitions, high corner speeds, changes to track surface and a few tricky bumps provide a real challenge that Justin relishes. A year ago he hunted down and passed Sebastien Bourdais for the lead with 21 laps to go and went on to take the chequered flag by a significant margin. Coming off his podium finish in Toronto, Justin and the #9 CDW/RSPORTS team are eager to return to the track. "After our win in 2006 we're really looking forward to seeing what we can do with the DP01 this weekend", he said. "Hopefully we'll have another solid performance."

The Edmonton event normally attracts a big turnout, making it even more fun for the drivers. "The Edmonton fans are great", Justin agreed. "The crowd reaction last year after I'd done the donuts was amazing - definitely the highlight of my season."

JW TV on www.justinwilson.co.uk offers two video clips to get you in the mood for this weekend. In the first of our new View from the cockpit series, Justin provides turn-by-turn commentary on a hot lap at Edmonton and he talks in more detail about the event in the Edmonton Race Preview. Both clips feature a generous helping of donuts...

This year's Edmonton action begins on Friday with practice and first qualifying. Sunday's race starts at 8pm UK time, with coverage on Eurosport 2 from 7.30pm.

-credit: justinwilon.uk

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Sébastien Bourdais