CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Australia - Marshall update

MARSHALL APPLICATION DISMISSED IN SUPREME COURT The Supreme Court today dismissed an application by driver Marcus Marshall to compel Wright Patton Shakespeare to provide a drive for him with Team Australia in the final round of the Champ Car ...

MARSHALL APPLICATION DISMISSED IN SUPREME COURT

The Supreme Court today dismissed an application by driver Marcus Marshall to compel Wright Patton Shakespeare to provide a drive for him with Team Australia in the final round of the Champ Car World Series in Mexico this weekend.

The court also ordered that Marshall pay WPS's costs relating to today's proceedings.

It was decided to terminate the agreement between Marshall and WPS last week because of certain breaches. The breaches were serious and substantial and occurred before the Surfers Paradise Champ Car event where Marshall drove for Team Australia.

Team Australia co-owner and leading Queensland businessman, Craig Gore, said that he was obviously pleased with the court's ruling, but disappointed that the matter had gone that far.

"It was disappointing to have to endure the court process considering the circumstances involved in the action," said Gore.

"Obviously it is satisfying to be vindicated and now it's important we get on with the sport of motor racing and go win some races for Australia, which we have wanted to do for sometime and I believe are now in a position to do so.

"I don't want to be drawn any further into this matter and will be making no further comment."

The Champ Car World Series will continue with its final round in Mexico City this weekend and Team Australia will be represented by Alex Tagliani, Will Power and recently-crowned Toyota Atlantics Champion Charles Zwolsman.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Alex Tagliani , Marcus Marshall , Charles Zwolsman , Will Power