Jaques Villeneuve to race in Speedcar

Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by rodolfo, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. rodolfo

    rodolfo Formula Junior

    Jul 18, 2007
    Villeneuve to race in Speedcar

    By Matt Beer Saturday, March 29th 2008, 09:36 GMT
    Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve is to return to the Formula One paddock in Bahrain next weekend to race in the Speedcar Series support event.
    The Canadian is the biggest name to sign up for the Asian-backed, NASCAR-style series so far, and will compete in both the Bahrain rounds and the series finale in Dubai a week later.
    Villeneuve, who lost his Bill Davis Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup drive earlier this season, believes Speedcar will provide useful relevant experience for any future NASCAR opportunities.
    "Speedcar Series looks like a great event and I have heard that it is a lot of fun," he said.
    "It's a series still in its infancy and will build up but I think it's a great idea. On a personal level, Speedcar will give me more road racing experience with this kind of cars which will be useful in future NASCAR road courses events, and it's also a great excuse to meet race fans."
    Villeneuve will join fellow ex-F1 drivers Jean Alesi, Johnny Herbert, Gianni Morbidelli, Stefan Johansson, JJ Lehto and Ukyo Katayama in Speedcar.
    His arrival has received an enthusiastic welcome from series boss Benoit Lamonerie.
    "We're proud to have Jacques join the Speedcar family," he said. "He will be the first Formula One world Ccampion and NASCAR driver to sign with us.
    "And we're also excited that Speedcar Series is growing to a multinational level at the moment with drivers from 12 countries across three continents."
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  3. maxorido

    maxorido Formula 3

    Jul 6, 2006
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    Speedcar is a support series for GP2...I wish Jacques would have just taken a seat in DTM or LMES.
  4. smart_alek

    smart_alek Formula Junior

    Jun 12, 2005
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    He is racing in Le Mans this year, with the Lions. I agree, I would have liked to see him in DTM. Apparently, he was offered a nice sum of money to race for Audi. He chose to go try his hand at Nascar, instead.
  5. ferraridude615

    ferraridude615 F1 Veteran

    May 4, 2006
    He must be desperate.
  6. gsjohnson

    gsjohnson Formula 3

    Feb 25, 2008
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    GS Johnson
    He is washed up.
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  8. jk0001

    jk0001 F1 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2005
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    His name sells Newspapers
  9. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Formula 3

    Oct 24, 2006
    Highway to Hell
    the dude is a loser
  10. maxorido

    maxorido Formula 3

    Jul 6, 2006
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    A multi millionaire who gets paid to race cars, and has won the F1 world championship, CART championship, and the Indy 500. Yeah, and you're such a winner are you?
  11. ferraridude615

    ferraridude615 F1 Veteran

    May 4, 2006
    He was a winner 10 years ago, now he is a loser. He's a country music singer, denied a job in NASCAR, and now is racing in the Middle East. LA OO SAH
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  13. Isobel

    Isobel F1 Veteran
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    Jun 30, 2007
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    Is, Izzy for Australians
    Yeah, what a waste of a life, LOL.

    PS: If you're ever in town to see the North American GP, announce your opinion at Newtown to receive the JV 'special' platter....

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