Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Champ Car Testing

Not wishing to be left out in the cold, three Champ Car teams tested in Texas over the past week. Participants included: Forsythe, Mi-Jack and newcomers Pacific Coast Motorsports…

PCM Completes First Test
The Pacific Coast Motorsports team has just concluded its very first Champ Car test. PCM hired Rocketsports to provide current Champ Car machinery (Lola chassis) for the team’s two drivers Ryan Dalziel and Alex Figge to sample the brute horsepower of these Open Wheel beasts…

Mi-Jack’s French Mustard
The Mi-Jack/Conquest Champ Car team ran two cars for aspiring French racing drivers Alex Premat and Guillaume Moreau, Team Owner Eric Bachelart stated he’d been looking forward to seeing how both drivers would perform during their Champ Cars debut.
Premat finished third in this year’s GP2 series along with a “one-off” outing as Spyker F1 Racing’s third driver in China. Premat also helped France win last season’s A1 GP Championship. While Premat was fastest in testing Moreau, an ex-Euro F3 regular was a second behind…

Forsythe tests Young Guns
The Forsythe team ran a few “Young Guns” over the three day test in Houston. Taking part in Forsythe’s “Gong Show” were Richard Philippe, Andreas Wirth and Lawson Aschenbach.
The 16 year old Philippe who competes in Atlantics is the younger brother of recent Champ Car winner Nelson Philippe…

Wirth, who raced as part of Forsythe’s 4 car Atlantics team in 2006 made his Champ Car debut in Australia for Dale Coyne Racing, Wirth then competed in Champ Cars Mexico City finale with Coyne...
Aschenbach is the reigning SPEED GT champion…

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