SEBASTIEN BOURDAISTAKES POLE FOR GRAND PRIX OF MONTREAL
 
 

MONTREAL (August 26, 2006) - Sebastien Bourdais followed up his fast lap on Friday by taking the pole for the Grand Prix of Montreal.  The Newman Haas ace set a time of 1:20.005 (121.897mph) to best American AJ Allmendinger’s 1:20.361 (121.357mph) effort on the Ile Notre-Dame.

“I went in the tires this morning, pretty quick.  You know, I wasn't too impressed with that,” said Bourdais. “The McDonald's car was really good this afternoon after the boys did an awesome job to fix it.  There was quite a bit of damage.  They did awesome.  We went back out and it's like nothing happened.  I was really pleased.”

Heavy rain is expected for tomorrow’s Champ Car race.  “It comes down to the driver.  But there's so many things that can happen when it's wet out between the track drying or raining harder, just so many different variables, said Allmendinger. “It will be an exciting race for sure.”