Saturday, February 10, 2007

Jos the Boss vs. an un-named driver for the second Forsyth seat. Speed Channel thinks it's Robert Doornbos but I don't. Jos and Robert both have Muermans money behind them and it wouldn't make sense for them to compete for the seat.

The rumors behind the Milka Duno/Citgo/Cahill IRL entry are that they planned on running a (forcheap from Ganassi) Panoz this year but the new spec Honda motor with Ethanol requires more cooling than the Methanol motor and the Panoz chassis can't provide that cooling without someone spending a lot of money to develop the chassis further. This would force Cahill to buy Dallaras and that has increased their cost a lot. In addition Milka is trying to back out of her contract there because she realizes it won't be competitive. It is being said that the Panoz will be able to run Indy without modification, and if they want there car count to go up, they will need to be able to.

Intersport is picking up one of the Dyson Lolas and they will be running P1... so will Audi I'm sure ALMS will do what Audi wants.

Liz Halliday will be driving a privateer Aston for Modena racing at Sebring.

Atlantic testing at MSR started Friday. James Hinchcliffe topped both sessions with Sierra Sierra followed by teammate Raphael Matos. Twenty five cars tested today, and there is a lot of good talent in the field again for next year. No word on Andreas Wirth's plans, he's pursuing a Champ Car seat, but I've heard nothing promising. Champ Car testing will begin Monday.

Full Champ Car TV schedule is on their website. Denver canceled.

That Enough?

1 comment:

Paul said...

Hinch has now topped all 4 time sheets for Atlantic testing at Houston.