After a rather premature end to his race in Denver courtesy of a dramatic clash with Cristiano da Matta, Justin Wilson is desperate to get his Champ Car title challenge back on track at the next round, in Canada at the Molson Indy Montreal.

Having experienced disappointing luck at times this year despite his obvious competitiveness, Wilson now finds himself some 70 points championship leader Sebastian Bourdais in fourth place overall, although with Paul Tracy in second place just 17 points ahead and Oriol Servia a tantalising four points away, the Brit remains within touching distance of grabbing the runner-up spot

Returning to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on which the RuSPORT driver competed on last year, Wilson also has his experience in the Minardi Formula One car from 2003 to call upon. Unfortunately Wilson did not finish in either of his attempts, conveniently suffering gearbox problems on both occasions.

Still, despite this Wilson ran well in fifth last year before his mechanical drama intervened, while the Brit can only be encouraged by the form shown by RuSPORT in 2004 in the hands of team mate A.J. Allmendinger, who qualified on the front row.

Indeed, a strong showing will be vital if Wilson has any chance of grabbing the title that earlier on in the season looked a distinct possibility.

 

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