CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES Grand Prix of St. Jovite

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Jun 26, 2007 - 10:05 PM
July 1, 2007 
Circuit Mont-Tremblant
St. Jovite, Quebec
Round 6 of 16 in Champ Car World Series

TV: ESPN, 2 p.m. EDT

Track length: 2.65-mile road course


Sebastien Bourdais (France)
Team: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing
2007 Points: 117 (1st)
2007 Earnings: $261,000

Three-time reigning series champion is seeking a fourth
consecutive title despite a 12th-place finish last week in
Cleveland which left him a mere three points ahead of Robert
Doornbos in the standings; reeled off three straight wins at
Long Beach, Houston and three weeks ago at Portland; struggled
to 13th place in season opener at Las Vegas; became the second
driver in series history to win three consecutive titles last
season, winning by an 89-point margin.

Robert Doornbos (Netherlands)
Team: Minardi Team USA
2007 Points: 114 (2nd)
2007 Earnings: $198,000

Dutch rookie finished second last week in Cleveland to move up
to second place in the standings, just three behind Bourdais;
ran third at Portland to continue his outstanding start this
season; also finished second in the season opener at Las Vegas
and placed third at Houston; participated in Formula One in the
previous two campaigns, starting 11 races for Red Bull Racing
and Minardi.

Will Power (Australia)
Team: Team Australia
2007 Points: 105 (3rd)
2007 Earnings: $188,000

Second-year driver had his fast start slowed a bit by finishing
10th in Cleveland; is third in the standings, 12 points behind
Bourdais; won from the pole at Las Vegas and ran third at Long
Beach; also captured the pole at Houston but struggled to 11th
place; finished fourth at Portland.

Alex Tagliani (Canada)
Team: Rocketsports Racing
2007 Points: 97 (4th)
2007 Earnings: $142,500

Finished sixth at Cleveland to remain fourth in the standings,
30 points behind Bourdais; struggled to ninth place at Houston
after placing fourth at Las Vegas and fifth at Long Beach;
eight-year veteran has not won since 2004 at Road America, his
only career victory.

Paul Tracy (Canada)
Team: Forsythe Championship Racing
2007 Points: 68 (10th)
2007 Earnings: $134,000

Overcame a pair of early crashes and held off a last-lap charge
by Doornbos to win in Cleveland last week for his first victory
this season and 31st career; the win ended a 23-race winless
drought; he is now tied with Al Unser Sr. for sixth place on the
series' all-time wins list; the win moves him to 10th in the
standings with 68 points.

Justin Wilson (Britain)
Team: RuSport
2007 Points: 92 (5th)
2007 Earnings: $156,000

Defending series runner-up finished fourth last week after
registering a season-best second-place finish at Portland;
struggled early this season but climbed to fifth in the
standings after Portland, where he started from the pole; placed
14th at Las Vegas but bounced back by finishing fourth at Long
Beach; could not carry momentum to Houston, where he ran 10th
from the third starting position; ran inside the top five in 12
of 13 starts last season; only finish outside the top five came
in this event, when he lagged to 13th.

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