Dan Clarke Reinstated for Champ Car Event in Assen

Dan Clarke Reinstated for Champ Car Event in Assen

29.08.2007: Dan Clarke Reinstated for Champ Car Event in Assen

Champ Car will allow sophomore driver to compete

Champ Car Race Director Tony Cotman has reinstated Dan Clarke for this weekend’s Bavaria Beer Grand Prix of Holland Presented by Audi, Gant, Hertz, Pioneer and Jumbo following his exclusion from the Champ Car event in Zolder, Belgium.

"I think Dan has learned a lot in the past week and he is ready to compete again." said Cotman. "During Dan’s suspension, he showed us what he’s all about. He participated in fan and media activities, helped his team and also came to race control to see how we come to our decisions. I hope he is more aware now, that in racing small mistakes can lead to big consequences."

Clarke will remain on probation through the rest of the 2007 season. Champ Car suspended Clarke after he caused a four-car incident on the first lap of Friday morning’s practice session in Zolder. The last driver to be suspended from a Champ Car event was Paul Tracy, who was excluded from the 1999 season opener in Homestead.

The second-year driver has scored one podium this season, finishing second at Road America in early August. Clarke participated in a media event in Holland on Tuesday, racing "botters," 19th-Century traditional Dutch sailboats with some of his fellow drivers and the local media.

- Tom McGovern -

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