Champ Car Series

Power on pole in Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico (Sports Network) - Will Power upset four-time series champion Sebastien Bourdais to win the pole for Sunday's Gran Premio Tecate on the 2.48-mile, 15-turn Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez road course with a qualifying time of one minute, 23.558 seconds (119.515 m.p.h.).

Bourdais, who won Friday's provisional pole session, will start on the outside of the front row. The Frenchman, who will head to Formula One next season, already clinched his fourth consecutive Champ Car title in Australia three weeks ago.

In 72 starts, Bourdais earned an amazing 28 poles, 30 wins (41.67%) and 43 podiums. He was even better in 2007 winning seven of 13 events (53.84%). Bourdais' winning percentage dwarfs those of the all-time series greats: A.J. Foyt (67 wins in 369 starts = 18.16%), Mario Andretti (52 wins, 12.77%), Michael Andretti (42 wins, 13.59%) and Al Unser 39 wins, 12.62%).

Robert Doornbos (1:24.152) and Oriol Servia (1:24.324) will make up row two. Doornbos trails Justin Wilson, starting fifth, by just eight points in their fight for runner-up behind Bourdais.

The final race of 2007 is scheduled to drop the green flag on Sunday at 2 p.m. (et).

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