MARCH 29, 2008

Jacques joins Speedcar

Former Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve is the join the Speedcar series for the last two rounds. He will take to the grid for the upcoming race at the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 4-6, followed by the final round in Dubai a week later on April 11-12. He will join Jean Alesi, Johnny Herbert, Stefan Johansson, Ukyo Katayama, JJ Lehto and Gianni Morbidelli. in the field. Jacques has been trying to break into NASCAR in recent months but has yet to find the backing to run a Sprint Cup team.

"Speedcar Series looks like a great event and I have heard that it is a lot of fun," he said. "It's a series still in its infancy and will build up but I think it's a great idea. On a personal level, Speedcar will give me more road racing experience with this kind of cars which will be useful in future NASCAR road courses events, and it's also a great excuse to meet race fans."