Bourdais Slams Tracy

Sebastien Bourdais has fuelled the flames of his rivalry with Paul Tracy by branding him an 'idiot' in the Australian media

Bourdais Slams Tracy

Reigning champion Bourdais has had several controversial clashes with the experienced Canadian this season, the latest of which came at the last round of the series at Las Vegas.

A collision between the pair sent Tracy into the wall while Bourdais went on to win.

In the build-up to this weekend's race on the Australian Gold coast at Surfers Paradise, Bourdais criticised Tracy's behaviour in front of the press, claiming he plays up the feud in front of the cameras.

"It's actually very funny now because I called him the other day and he was fine with it," Bourdais said. "Every time there's a microphone coming in front of his mouth, he brings it up. If he wants to play with that, screw him. I couldn't care anymore. I've done nothing wrong.

"He's been feeling like the persecuted guy all his career and he's lost a bunch of championships by behaving like an idiot. If he wants to keep going like that until the end of his career, fair enough, I'll take the championships he wants to throw away."

Tracy criticised Bourdais after the incident at Las Vegas, saying he was fortunate not to be injured in the crash, but that the incidents have made him more motivated to beat Bourdais next season.

The Frenchman is on the verge of capturing this year's title this weekend.

"It was just one of those things where I was lucky not to get hurt," Tracy said. "It was a big shock and a hard hit. Obviously we've had some run-ins this year, and I've come out on the short end of the stick, but that only motivates me further for next year."

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