Justin Wilson Banking on Euro Success

Justin Wilson Banking on Euro Success

09.08.2007: Justin Wilson Banking on Euro Success

Britain's Justin Wilson has his sights set on using the European rounds of the Champ Car World Series to launch an assault to return to the top three in the title chase.

Currently 4th in the 2007 championship, Wilson finished 3rd and 2nd in the past two seasons with the RuSPORTS squad.

For 2007, RuSPORTS and the Rocketsports team merged to become RSPORTS with Alex Tagliani joining Wilson as his team-mate.

Wilson has become a consistent contender for race victories in the Champ Car World Series after switching from Formula 1.

Despite becoming the only Brit to ever win the FIA Formula 3000 championship, Wilson had to raise a budget for a Formula 1 seat in 2003. He used a unique fundraising scheme where investors purchased "shares" in his career.

While the F1 opportunities for the tall Englishman dried up despite his talent, Wilson has been providing a strong return on investment for his shareholders in Champ Car.

"In Champ Car it’s great to know that you can make a difference as a driver," Wilson said.

"If you make a mistake or you get it wrong, you might end up mid field or further back if you get things right, you are going to be fighting for pole position.

"It’s down to how you use the tools and resources of the team to make that difference. You always have a chance of doing well if you work hard and put the effort in, you are going to improve."

 

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