NASCAR Nationwide Montreal: Ambrose wins, shiny Tagliani second
NASCAR Montreal and Michigan this weekend!
Presented for the fifth, and perhaps last, time on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the weekend NASCAR Montreal had once again gathered tens of thousands of spectators. It must be said that with the first starting line composed of Jacques Villeneuve and Alex Tagliani for the main race (NASCAR Nationwide Series), the weather and the participation of several stars of North American motorsports attractions lacked not.
Nationwide, Jacques Villeneuve led the discussions during the first two thirds of the race, but during a recovery, he missed his braking into the first corner and knocked Australian Marcos Ambrose by taking the track. An act which provoked the replica, logic, Ambrose few turns later that sent Villeneuve in tete-a-queue. If Ambrose car suffered hardly the contact causes by Villeneuve as quickly ascended the pack and eventually won the ordeal, Jacques lost several minutes to the wells. Of repairs that cost him two laps and have relegated the twenty-seventh place overall.
Teammate Villeneuve on one of Team Penske Dodge, Alex Tagliani was more consistent than his groin and harvest the fruit of his efforts. Second behind the Ford Ambrose, Tagliani has not only proved his tactical skills in a long race (nearly 3 hours) but it was also able to fight at the forefront in NASCAR while avoiding clashes, many this year again at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.
The Americans Steve Wallace and Michael McDowell took the third and fourth end positions. The latter probably not deserved such a result, after having acquired a little push everything that moved in front of him. Once again, Wallace has tarnished the image of NASCAR by his behavior. One of its loss control in particular ended prematurely in the race Patrick Carpentier, honors before departure as this was the last race of his career as a pilot.
Other drivers quebecois classes are Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, twenty-eighth after losing two laps following a fuel starvation, and Maryeve Dufault which for its first race in NASCAR Nationwide life, finished thirtieth after having done two head- a-tail. As for Andrew Ranger, he dominates unchallenged the NASCAR Canadian Tire presented in support of Nationwide. But he lack of success in the latter, to give up following a blown engine on his Dodge.
For his first departure in NASCAR Nationwide on a road course, Danica Patrick has well kept his rank. Unfortunately, she lost a place in the "Top 15" for the arrival, suite has problems with brakes on his Chevrolet.
The actuality of international motorsport this last weekend also passed by the Michigan or the NASCAR Sprint Cup ordeal had an oval. The victory went to Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Brad before Keselowski.
In Europe, the World Rally Championship made a stopover in Germany. Dominated by his teammate and compatriot Sebastien Loeb at the first stage, the young french Sebastien Ogier Citroen DS3 WRC imposes its after Loeb has been the victim of a puncture. World Championship drivers, Loeb remains leader.