CHAMPCAR/CART: Milwaukee: HVM preview

HVM, THe Defending Race Champions Ready for Repeat at The Mile BJORN WIRDHEIM, ...

HVM, THe Defending Race Champions Ready for Repeat at The Mile

BJORN WIRDHEIM, #4 HVM/Lola/Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone

OVAL DEBUT: Bjorn is making his oval debut this weekend in Milwaukee. An F3000 Champion and Formula One test driver, he has never competed on an oval before. He did however test at The Mile last month and will make his debut with the defending race winning Champ Car; he will be one to watch.

SWEDEN'S SUPPORT: Sweden is showing their support of Champ Car and their native racing star Bjorn Wirdheim, the Monterrey race received a 2.0 rating on Eurosport.

BJORN WIRDHEIM: "I have been looking forward to Milwaukee for a long time as it will be my first oval race and we tested there last month. This will be the first track on the Champ Car circuit that I have been to before. That is certainly a benefit not only for me, but for the team as well because we can get right to work on Friday morning and I won't have to take time to learn the track. We had a successful test and based on last year we expect to have a very good weekend. The HVM Racing cars were completely outstanding at Milwaukee last year, I am fortunate to have the race winning car, so obviously I have the tools and I am excited. It will be my first race on an oval, which means it is not going to be easy. However, I spent quite a lot of time running in traffic when we tested. Needless to say, racing with 18 other cars will be a bit different, but we will get as much practice as possible on Friday. When it comes to speed, I am pretty sure we have what it takes."

RONNIE BREMER, #55 HVM/Lola/Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone

LAST YEAR AT THE MILE: While it will be his oval debut in a Champ Car, Bremer has had a very successful run at The Mile before. Bremer earned a podium finish in his first ever race on an oval when he finished second there last year in the Toyota Atlantic race.

QUICK LEARNER: Ronnie and the HVM team tested at The Milwaukee Mile last month. He was up to speed immediately and set the fourth quickest time the day he tested. He's qualified inside the top-ten in his first to Champ Car races and led laps at Long Beach.

RONNIE BREMER: "My test went very well a Milwaukee. I think we will do well; we were fourth quick in the test, just one-tenth off the pole time from last year. HVM has a very good car there so I think it is just up to me. As long as I stay clean and we have a good pit stop strategy, I think we should be in the top five. Milwaukee is the only oval I have ever raced on, I finished second there in Atlantics last year. It will be a much longer race this year, but quite fun and I am looking forward to it."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bjorn Wirdheim
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