secured the Champ Car Atlantic title last season. A bad understanding
of the quality of the new Bridgestone tyres dashed the hopes however.
Ranking sixth on the grid, the Frenchman did a good start and was about
to chase the leaders when Paul Tracy pushed Ryan Dalziel on Simon's car
in the first lap.
Unscathed but forced to change his front wing, Simon stalled twice his
V8 Cosworth, what cost him some precious seconds. Despite his top speed
on track, he couldn't do better than 11th.
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