Belgian Grand Prix Champ Car 2007 - Près de 10.000 spectateurs dès le premier jour !

25.08.2007: Belgian Grand Prix Champ Car 2007 - Près de 10.000 spectateurs dès le premier jour !

PHOTOS HERE : www.automobilsport.com/american-series--86.html

Sportivement, si cette première journée officielle du Belgian Grand Prix Champ Car 2007 a été marquée par un nouveau record du tour enregistré sur le Circuit de Zolder (1'13"810 par Will Power), ainsi que par les malheurs des représentants des plats pays (accident pour Jan Heylen, moteur cassé pour Robert Doornbos), d'un point de vue organisationnel, la satisfaction est au rendez-vous.

Dès le début de l'après-midi, un public nombreux – pour un vendredi – s'est pressé autour du tracé limbourgeois. Toujours plus fort, lors de la session d'autographes organisée dans le paddock à 16h45, une véritable déferlante s'est abattue sur la rangée de pilotes prêts à signer photos, posters et autres programmes.

Plusieurs centaines de spectateurs étaient en effet bien décidés à repartir de Zolder avec un souvenir des Champ Car World Series…

"Je me suis rendu à Edmonton, il y a quelques semaines, et honnêtement, il y avait bien plus de monde ici", déclare Meindert Van Buuren, organisateur heureux à l'issue de cette première journée. "Je pense qu'on peut tabler sur près de 10.000 spectateurs, ce qui, pour une première journée, qui plus est en semaine, est tout simplement au-delà de nos espérances.

Nous avons été un peu débordés par la situation, ce qui est plutôt bon signe. Pour le reste, je pense que tout le monde est satisfait de la manière dont les choses se passent, notamment du côté des Américains du Champ Car. Notre organisation tient la route. Que souhaiter de plus pour samedi et dimanche ? Un peu plus de chance pour Jan Heylen, le représentant belge des Champ Car World Series, et son confrère hollandais Robert Doornbos…"

C'est donc sur un constat positif que s'est achevée la première journée de l'étape belge du Champ Car. See you tomorrow for more action !!!

 

- Vincent Franssen -

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25.08.2007 / MaP

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