Bourdais Leads 1-2 in Edmonton

Sebastien Bourdais won today's inaugural Edmonton Champ Car race through a mixture of canny pit strategy and the mistakes of his rivals

Bourdais Leads 1-2 in Edmonton

AJ Allmendinger started from pole position and looked set to take his maiden win until hitting the wall and damaging his car with the chequered flag almost in sight.

RuSPORT teammate Justin Wilson had already blown his own chances of victory in embarrassing fashion - by spinning under a full-course yellow.

Thus Bourdais slipped gratefully into the lead to score his second win of the season and consolidate his advantage in the points standings.

Oriol Servia made it a Newman/Haas 1-2 with Paul Tracy finishing a distant third for Forsythe Championship Racing.

Wilson fought back to finish on Tracy's heels in fourth, while Mario Dominguez just held off an inspired Ronnie Bremer for fifth.

Pos  Driver              Team              Time
 1.  Sebastien Bourdais  Newman Haas       1h 38:55.730
 2.  Oriol Servia        Newman Haas       +      0.595
 3.  Paul Tracy          Forsythe          +      1.334
 4.  Justin Wilson       RuSPORT           +      1.614
 5.  Mario Dominguez     Forsythe          +     12.041
 6.  Ronnie Bremer       Dale Coyne        +     12.397
 7.  Alex Tagliani       Team Australia    +     1 Lap
 8.  Marcus Marshall     Team Australia    +     1 Lap
 9.  Nelson Philippe     Mi-Jack Conquest  +     1 Lap
10.  Ricardo Sperafico   Dale Coyne        +     1 Lap
11.  Jimmy Vasser        PKV               +     2 Laps
12.  Alex Sperafico      HVM, Inc.         +     2 Laps

RETIREMENTS:

     Driver              Team               On Lap
     Timo Glock          Rocketsports        83
     A.J. Allmendinger   RuSPORT             80
     Bjorn Wirdheim      HVM, Inc.           74
     Ryan Hunter-Reay    Rocketsports        51
     Cristiano da Matta  PKV                  7
     Andrew Ranger       Mi-Jack Conquest     3

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