Power fastest in Zolder practice

Will Power topped the charts for the first session of Belgium's inaugural Champ Car Grand Prix

Power fastest in Zolder practice

The Team Australia driver set a 1:15.100 on his tenth of 16 laps to record an average speed of 119.457mph, and beat Newman Haas Lanigan Racing's Sebastien Bourdais by just 0.135 seconds, and Team Minardi USA's Robert Doornbos by over 0.6.

However, the story of the session came from Doornbos' teammate, Dan Clarke, who triggered a four-car accident on everybody's installation lap. He was passing RSPORTS' Justin Wilson as they went along the back straight as Wilson was pulling out to pass Jan Heylen's Conquest Racing car.

However, Clarke's left rear wheel made heavy contact with Wilson's right front, ripping it off and sending himself spearing into Heylen. A following Paul Tracy locked up the brakes and ran into the back of Wilson.

Said Wilson: "Jan was taking it really steady, and moved over to let me through, but Dan who was behind me must have come off the previous turn about 50mph faster than anyone else. By the time I was checking my mirrors, he was beside me and hit me.

"I can't believe it. It's an installation lap on a new circuit, and we should all be learning it. Not dicing like it's the first lap of the race."

Tracy was able to make it out again, but the other three cars were too badly damaged to take any further part in the session, and therefore failed to complete a lap.

Pos  Driver            Team                           Time
 1.  Will Power        Team Australia                 1:15.100
 2.  S.Bourdais        Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing     1:15.235 + 0.135
 3.  Robert Doornbos   Minardi Team USA               1:15.772 + 0.672
 4.  Bruno Junqueira   Dale Coyne Racing              1:15.886 + 0.786
 5.  Simon Pagenaud    Team Australia                 1:15.912 + 0.812
 6.  Neel Jani         PKV Racing                     1:15.933 + 0.833
 7.  Graham Rahal      Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing     1:16.137 + 1.037
 8.  Alex Tagliani     Rocketsports                   1:16.155 + 1.055
 9.  Tristan Gommendy  PKV Racing                     1:16.389 + 1.289
10.  Oriol Servia      Forsythe Championship Racing   1:16.666 + 1.566
11.  Paul Tracy        Forsythe Championship Racing   1:16.708 + 1.608
12.  Ryan Dalziel      Pacific Coast Motorsports      1:17.174 + 2.074
13.  Katherine Legge   Dale Coyne Racing              1:17.284 + 2.184
14.  Alex Figge        Pacific Coast Motorsports      1:17.501 + 2.401
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