CHAMPCAR/CART: Surfers Paradise: RuSPORT preview

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CHAMPCAR/CART: Surfers Paradise: RuSPORT preview
Oct 25, 2006, 5:34 AM

RuSPORT enters round 12 of the 2006 Champ Car World Series poised to recover after average results at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin race last month. Justin Wilson ( ...

RuSPORT enters round 12 of the 2006 Champ Car World Series poised to recover after average results at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin race last month. Justin Wilson (#9 CDW / RuSPORT Ford-Cosworth / Lola / Bridgestone) finished 5th at Champ Car Grand Prix of Road America.

Wilson is currently in third place in the 2006 Champ Car Driver's Championship. With 269 points, he is just 11 points behind 2nd place and 69 points behind the leader, Sebastian Bourdais.

In 2005, Wilson qualified and finished in 7th place and Sebastian Bourdais was the winner with a time of 1:39:26.671.

Joining the RuSPORT team to pilot the #10 car for the last two races is Australia native Ryan Briscoe. Briscoe replaces Cristiano de Matta who was injured on August 3rd while testing at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. Cristiano de Matta continues to make great progress in his recovery at his home in Brazil.

This is the first Champ Car World Series race for 25-year-old Briscoe. He has raced in the Indy Racing League (IRL) for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in 2005 and Dreyer & Reinbold for four races in 2006. Briscoe finished 3rd in this year's race at Watkins Glen. He also competed in the 2005 and 2006 Rolex 24 hours of Daytona races, winning the pole in 2005.

-credit: RuSPORT

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Ryan Briscoe
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing
Article type News