A taste of Holland for Champ Car stars in Assen

30.08.2007: A taste of Holland for Champ Car stars in Assen

The six Champ Car World Series stars attending today's press conference took the chance to meet some of the young Dutch stars of tomorrow as well as experiencing some unique Dutch culture.

Bourdais, Doornbos, Wilson, Tracy, Heylen and Legge were on hand as local school children raced around a temporary circuit in the middle of Assen.

Always ready to compete, Heylen took the chance to try his skills against one of the young children – only to be soundly beaten!

Despite being one the smallest drivers in the Champ Car World Series, power to weight wasn't on his side on this occasion.

Bourdais and Doornbos also took to the track to do battle – Bourdais claiming the victory. Doornbos will be out for revenge at Assen this weekend.

Prior to the press conference the six drivers from the Series went from handling 750 horsepower to trying to reign in 400 woolpower as the group visited a sheep farm just outside of Assen.

It seems being herded from one media event to another has paid off for them, as they did a spectacular job, aided by a well-trained sheep dog, in getting the entire flock out into the field.

 

- Paul Ryan-

photos from Assen race will be on automobilsport.com under PHOTO - VIDEOS : AMERICAN SERIES

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