CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing preview

After a two race stint in middle America, the 2003 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford is heading back to Canada for this weekend's Molson Indy Montreal. Round 14 of the 19 race schedule will take Fittipaldi-Dingman ...

After a two race stint in middle America, the 2003 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford is heading back to Canada for this weekend's Molson Indy Montreal. Round 14 of the 19 race schedule will take Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing and the rest of the field to the famed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on the Ile. Notre Dame in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

While this will be his first visit to the circuit, driver Tiago Monteiro is thrilled to have the opportunity to drive a Champ Car on the illustrious track. "I'm really excited about Montreal," said the young rookie. "It's my favorite track on video games! I'm sure it's a smooth and quick track as Formula 1 is going there. It's on an amazing island in an incredible city, so I'm sure it's gonna be an amazing event. We've been running really strongly those last 3 or 4 races, so I hope to keep up with it! Everybody is very focus and willing to finish the season on a High note!"

Team owner and former Formula Champion Emerson Fittipaldi is looking forward to his return to Montreal. "I'm very excited to be coming back to Montreal," he said. "It's a very traditional Grand Prix, Formula 1 track and Formula city. The CART race was very successful last year. The fans here love racing and this is a big venue. I've raced a few times here and it's a very nice layout; nice track and beautiful facilities in an urban area. I hope Tiago will post a good qualifying; in the top 7 or 8 cars. I'm hoping he has a top 4 or 5 finish here. In my opinion that is definitely possible."

The 75 lap event on the 2.709-mile circuit will air on SPEED Channel Sunday, August 24th at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time (tape delay). Coverage will begin with a Champ Car pre-race show from 9:00 -- 9:30 p.m.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Tiago Monteiro , Emerson Fittipaldi