BAR prepares counter-suit against PPGI

F1 team BAR in Brackley, UK, will meet with its partners this week to discuss a counterclaim against PPGI, the Monaco company that obtained a seizure order on Thursday on BAR's three racecars at the French GP at Magny-Cours [Jul 4], thus preventing it from contesting the first free practice session. A BAR statement says that it "will focus on the damage caused to the team during this weekend as well as the defamatory and totally unfounded statements made by PPGI."

BAR prepares counter-suit against PPGI

BAR has also claimed that, following the race on Sunday, it was made aware of further court action to be initiated by PPGI that would endeavour "to frustrate the legitimate business activities of the team and [has been] based upon a financial claim which the company totally refutes."

The dispute has been initiated by France Corbeil, a Canadian TV producer who is said to have negotiated a BAR sponsorship contract with Teleglobe in 1998, and claims he is owed over $3m in commissions on the deal.

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