I'm still doing research on Paul Tracy's early career and stumbled across this newspaper article (I seem to have misplaced the source — it was either the Globe and Mail or the Toronto Star).
Tracy on the move: Scarborough's Paul Tracy is the latest Canadian driver heading for Britain to test a Formula 3000 car with a view to racing full-time in the demanding European-based series in 1990.
Tracy will be travelling to the Silverstone circuit near Northampton and is scheduled to make his debut on Nov. 7 at the wheel of a Reynard prepared by Eddie Jordan Racing. The Camel- backed team is one of the regular front-runners in this class of racing and the test session is part of an ongoing driver evaluation program.
The open-wheel Formula 3000 cars, powered by 3-litre V8s producing close to 500 horsepower, are close cousins of Formula One machinery. The hard-charging Tracy has competed in the American Racing Series - an Indy car support class - for the past two seasons and should have little trouble adapting to his new mount.
He finished seventh in the ARS standings this year after a largely frustrating season in which mechanical problems and bad luck prevented him from finishing eight of the 12 championship rounds.
A number of Canadian drivers have competed in Formula 3000 over the past few years, including John Jones, Daniel Campeau, and this season, Stephane Proulx. In addition, Export "A" Inc. Formula 2000 champion Claude Bourbonnais tested an Eddie Jordan Reynard at Silverstone last month and is hopeful of securing a ride for next season.
Was anyone here associated with Jordan Racing at that time? Did the test take place? Can anyone tell me anything about the car (was there tobacco sponsorship on it — assuming not, being in England — car number, misc...)
Edited by Shatterstar, 19 September 2012 - 18:21.