2007 ChampCar Series Testing Thread..........

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Post by mlittle » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:53 am

Laguna Seca Test Lineup..................

Newman-Haas Racing} Sebastien Bourdais, Graham Rahal(R)
Forsythe Champ. Racing} Paul Tracy
Minardi Team USA} Zsolt Baumgartner(R), Robert Doornbos(R)
Team Australia} Will Power, Simon Pagenaud(R)
Dale Coyne Racing} Katherine Legge, Andrew Ranger*, Bruno Junquiera*
PKV Racing} Neel Jani(R), Tristan Gommendy(R)
Pacific Coast Mtrspts.} Ryan Dalziel(R), Alex Figge(R)
Conquest Racing} Matt Halliday(R)
RuSport Racing} Justin Wilson
Rocketsports} Alex Tagliani

*-Ranger will test for DCR on Friday, Junquiera on Saturday
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Laguna Seca Test--Session #1 results............

Post by mlittle » Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:21 pm

1} (R)Neel Jani, PKV Racing...................................1:07.152 sec
2} Sebastien Bourdais, NHL Racing*.......................1:07.178 sec
3} Paul Tracy, Forsythe Champ. Racing...................1:07.408 sec
4} (R)Graham Rahal, NHL Racing*..........................1:07.414 sec
5} Will Power, Team Australia................................1:07.415 sec
6} Alex Tagliani, Rocketsports................................1:07.623 sec
7} (R)Robert Doornbos, Minardi Team USA..............1:07.760 sec
8} (R)Simon Pagenaud, Team Australia...................1:07.889 sec
9} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing.............................1:08.362 sec
10} Katherine Legge, Dale Coyne Racing.................1:08.543 sec
11} (R)Alex Figge, Pacific Coast Mtrspts...................1:08.930 sec
12} (R)Matt Halliday, Conquest Racing.....................1:09.144 sec
13} (R)Ryan Dalziel, Pacific Coast Mtrspts................1:09.562 sec
14} (R)Zsolt Baumgartner, Minardi Team USA...........1:10.416 sec
15} (R)Tristan Gommendy, PKV Racing....................1:10.887 sec
16} Andrew Ranger, Dale Coyne Racing...................1:13.272 sec

*Newman-Haas-Lanigan Racing
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Laguna Seca Test--Session #2 results...........

Post by mlittle » Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:37 pm

1} Paul Tracy, Forsythe Champ. Racing.....................1:06.707 sec#
2} Sebastien Bourdais, NHL Racing*..........................1:06.737 sec
3} (R)Neel Jani, PKV Racing......................................1:06.749 sec
4} Will Power, Team Australia...................................1:06.939 sec
5} (R)Robert Doornbos, Minardi Team USA................1:07.237 sec
6} (R)Graham Rahal, NHL Racing*............................1.07.243 sec
7} (R)Simon Pagenaud, Team Australia.....................1:07.380 sec
8} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing...............................1:07.497 sec
9} Alex Tagliani, Rocketsports...................................1:07.799 sec
10} (R)Matt Halliday, Conquest Racing.......................1:08.338 sec
11} Andrew Ranger, Dale Coyne Racing....................1:09.208 sec
12} (R)Alex Figge, Pacific Coast Mtrspts.....................1:09.774 sec
13} (R)Ryan Dalziel, Pacific Coast Mtrspts..................1:09.931 sec
14} (R)Tristan Gommendy, PKV Racing......................1:10.229 sec
15} (R)Zsolt Baumgartner, Minardi Team USA............1:11.011 sec
16} Katherine Legge, Dale Coyne Racing...................1:11.260 sec

#--breaks previous track of 1:07.722 sec, set by Helio Castroneves back in 2000
*--Newman-Haas-Lanigan Racing
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Post by mlittle » Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:42 pm

Friday Test Lap Totals........................

Tracy--80
Bourdais--83
Jani--80
Power--83
Doornbos--61
Rahal--104
Pagenaud--90
Wilson--65
Tagliani--68
Halliday--52
Legge--54
Figge--54
Ranger--66
Dalziel--57
Gommendy--64
Baumgartner--53
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Laguna Seca Test--Session #3 results...........

Post by mlittle » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:30 am

1} Sebastien Bourdais, NHL Racing*...........................1:06.380 sec#
2} Will Power, Team Australia....................................1:06.424 sec
3} (R)Neel Jani, PKV Racing.......................................1:06.606 sec
4} (R)Graham Rahal, NHL Racing*..............................1:06.710 sec
5} Alex Tagliani, Rocketsports....................................1:06.804 sec
6} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing................................1:06.870 sec
7} (R)Robert Doornbos, Minardi Team USA..................1:06.959 sec
8} Paul Tracy, Forsythe Champ. Racing.......................1:07.067 sec
9} (R)Matt Halliday, Conquest Racing..........................1:07.080 sec
10} (R)Simon Pagenaud, Team Australia.....................1:07.234 sec
11} Bruno Junquiera, Dale Coyne Racing.....................1:07.258 sec
12} (R)Tristan Gommendy, PKV Racing........................1:08.325 sec
13} Katherine Legge, Dale Coyne Racing......................1:08.501 sec
14} (R)Alex Figge, Pacific Coast Mtrspts........................1:08.521 sec
15} (R)Ryan Dalziel, Pacific Coast Mtrspts.....................1:08.905 sec

#--breaks Friday's record time
*--Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing
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Post by cmlean » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:06 pm

The boys (and girl) seem to be getting those Panoz' dialled in.

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Laguna Seca Test--Session #4 results...................

Post by mlittle » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:14 am

1} Sebastien Bourdais, NHL Racing*...........................1:05.880 sec#
2} (R)Neel Jani, PKV Racing.......................................1:06.516 sec
3} Will Power, Team Australia....................................1:06.552 sec
4} (R)Graham Rahal, NHL Racing*..............................1:06.561 sec
5} (R)Simon Pagenaud, Team Australia.......................1:06.669 sec
6} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing.................................1:06.755 sec
7} Alex Tagliani, Rocketsports....................................1:06.760 sec
8} (R)Matt Halliday, Conquest Racing..........................1:06.930 sec
9} Bruno Junquiera, Dale Coyne Racing.......................1:07.048 sec
10} (R)Robert Doornbos, Minardi Team USA.................1:07.251 sec
11} Paul Tracy, Forsythe Champ. Racing......................1:07.611 sec
12} Katherine Legge, Dale Coyne Racing......................1:07.727 sec
13} (R)Ryan Dalziel, Pacific Coast Mtrspts.....................1:08.825 sec
14} (R)Alex Figge, Pacific Coast Mtrspts........................1:09.824 sec

#-all-time track record at Laguna Seca
*-Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing
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Post by mlittle » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:43 am

Final Lap Totals for Laguna Seca Test........

Bourdais--176
Power--172
Jani--186
Rahal--167
Pagenaud--171
Tracy--136
Wilson--153
Tagliani--135
Halliday--135
Junquiera--90
Doornbos--134
Legge--145
Gommendy--93
Figge--143
Dalziel--135
Ranger--66
Baumgartner--53
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Post by mlittle » Thu May 03, 2007 11:07 pm

With the six+ week gap between Houston and Portland, several ChampCar teams made the trip up to Portland for the first day of a series-sanctioned Open Test..........

note...times are unofficial
Tuesday test times........................
1st} Sebastien Bourdais, NHL Racing..........................57.18 sec
2nd} (R)Graham Rahal, NHL Racing............................58.13 sec
3rd} Alex Tagliani, Rocketsports.................................58.18 sec
4th} (R)Neel Jani, PKV Racing.....................................58.19 sec
5th} Dan Clarke, Minardi Team USA............................58.60 sec
6th} (R)Tristan Gommendy, PKV Racing......................58.69 sec
7th} (R)Robert Doornbos, Minardi Team USA...............58.80 sec
8th} (R)Ryan Dalziel, Pacific Coast Mtrspts..................59.09 sec
9th} (R)Alex Figge, Pacific Coast Mtrspts.....................59.31 sec

Wednesday test times
1st} (R)Tristan Gommendy, PKV Racing......................n/a
(times were not released for Wednesday as Gommendy was the only driver on-track.....)
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Teams to test at Mt. Tremblant......

Post by mlittle » Thu May 24, 2007 7:59 am

ChampCar officials released a tentative list of teams/drivers who will be testing in preparations for the series' visit to the scenic Mt. Tremblant circuit in Quebec..........

Forsythe Championship Racing} Paul Tracy, Oriol Servia
Newman-Haas-Lanigan Racing} Sebastien Bourdais, (R)Graham Rahal
Rocketsports} Alex Tagliani
RuSport Racing} Justin Wilson
Minardi Team USA} Dan Clarke, (R)Robert Doornbos
Pacific Coast Motorsports} (R)Alex Figge, (R)Ryan Dalziel
PKV Racing} (R)Tristan Gommendy
Team Australia} (R)Simon Pagenaud, Will Power
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Re: Laguna Seca Test--Session #4 results...................

Post by Julian Mayo » Thu May 24, 2007 11:57 pm

mlittle wrote:1} Sebastien Bourdais, NHL Racing*...........................1:05.880 sec#
2} (R)Neel Jani, PKV Racing.......................................1:06.516 sec
3} Will Power, Team Australia....................................1:06.552 sec
4} (R)Graham Rahal, NHL Racing*..............................1:06.561 sec
5} (R)Simon Pagenaud, Team Australia.......................1:06.669 sec
6} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing.................................1:06.755 sec
7} Alex Tagliani, Rocketsports....................................1:06.760 sec
8} (R)Matt Halliday, Conquest Racing..........................1:06.930 sec
9} Bruno Junquiera, Dale Coyne Racing.......................1:07.048 sec
10} (R)Robert Doornbos, Minardi Team USA.................1:07.251 sec
11} Paul Tracy, Forsythe Champ. Racing......................1:07.611 sec
12} Katherine Legge, Dale Coyne Racing......................1:07.727 sec
13} (R)Ryan Dalziel, Pacific Coast Mtrspts.....................1:08.825 sec
14} (R)Alex Figge, Pacific Coast Mtrspts........................1:09.824 sec

#-all-time track record at Laguna Seca
*-Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing
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ChampCars return to Mt. Tremblant......

Post by mlittle » Fri May 25, 2007 1:37 pm

After 39 years, the sounds of turbocharged, fire-breathing ChampCars returned to the St. Jovite area of north-central Quebec for the first day of testing in preparations for the series' return to Mt. Tremblant.......

Unofficial day 1 times..................
1} (R)Robert Doornbos, 1:17.97 sec
2} Dan Clarke, 1:18.10 sec
3} Sebastien Bourdais, 1:18.19 sec
4} (R)Simon Pagenaud, 1:18.21 sec
5} Will Power, 1:18.41 sec
6} (R)Graham Rahal, 1:18.45 sec
7} Justin Wilson, 1:18.61 sec
8} Alex Tagliani, 1:18.98 sec
9} Paul Tracy, 1:19.01 sec
10} (R)Tristan Gommendy, 1:19.21 sec
11} (R)Alex Figge, 1:20.77 sec
12} (R)Ryan Dalziel, 1:20.87 sec
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Post by mlittle » Sat May 26, 2007 11:12 am

Mt Tremblant day 2 test times(unofficial).................

1} Sebastien Bourdais, 1:16.41 sec
2} Justin Wilson, 1:16.54 sec
3} (R)Tristan Gommendy, 1:16.74 sec
4} (R)Robert Doornbos, 1:16.76 sec
5} (R)Graham Rahal, 1:16.83 sec
6} Will Power, 1:16.95 sec
7} (R)Simon Pagenaud, 1:17.01 sec
8} Dan Clarke, 1:17.05 sec
9} Alex Tagliani, 1:17.13 sec
10} Paul Tracy, 1:17.56 sec
11} (R)Ryan Dalziel, 1:17.82 sec
12} (R)Alex Figge, 1:18.90 sec
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Teams begin 2-day test at Road America....................

Post by mlittle » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:12 am

Several ChampCar teams tested at the 4+ mile Road America road course in its' first test with the new Panoz DP01...........and from all accounts everyone was pleased with the first day of testing, not just from the fact that the current Road America record was broken, but from the numerous safety features built into it, including a new tunnel entrance from the outside of the track into the paddock.

Day 1 results.......................
1st} Will Power, Team Australia................................1:43.75 sec
2nd} (R)Simon Pagenaud, Team Australia..................1:43.87 sec
3rd} Jan Heylen, Conquest Racing.............................1:44.68 sec
4th} (R)Robert Doornbos, Minardi Team USA..............1:44.73 sec
5th} (R)Neel Jani, PKV Racing....................................1:44.80 sec
6th} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing.............................1:44.86 sec
7th} Alex Tagliani, Rocketsports................................1:45.09 sec
8th} (R)Tristan Gommendy, PKV Racing.....................1:45.25 sec
9th} (R)Graham Rahal, NHL Racing............................1:45.29 sec
10th} Oriol Servia, Forsythe Ch. Racing......................1:45.30 sec
11th} Paul Tracy, Forsythe Ch. Racing........................1:45.97 sec
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Teams wrap up testing at Kettle Moraine........

Post by mlittle » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:12 pm

ChampCar teams wrapped up their 2-day open test at Road America, and to no one's surprise, despite still recovering from running in the 24 Hours of LeMans, NHL Racing's Sebastien Bourdais topped the timing/scoring charts....................here are the times from the second day of testing

1st} Sebastien Bourdais, NHL Racing.........................1:42.60 sec
2nd} (R)Graham Rahal, NHL Racing...........................1:43.00 sec
3rd} Oriol Servia, Forsythe Ch. Racing.......................1:43.43 sec
4th} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing.............................1:43.54 sec
5th} (R)Neel Jani, PKV Racing....................................1:43.59 sec
t-6th}[6]Bruno Junquiera, Dale Coyne Racing..............1:43.70 sec
t-6th}[7](R)Alex Figge, Pacific Coast Mtrspts................1:43.70 sec
8th} Alex Tagliani, Rocketsports..................................1:43.74 sec
9th} Paul Tracy, Forsythe Ch. Racing...........................1:43.90 sec
10th} Katherine Legge, Dale Coyne Racing..................1:44.04 sec
11th} Jan Heylen, Conquest Racing.............................1:44.07 sec
12th} (R)Ryan Dalziel, Pacific Coast Mtrspts.................1:44.43 sec
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