F2000 Championship Series …
Rémy Audette Maintains his Lead at the Top of the Championship
Lexington (Ohio), July 3, 2011.– At the wheel of his Dimensions Doors / Novatech openwheel Van Diemen, Quebecker Rémy Audette contested this weekend’s doubleheader, marking the mid-point of the F2000 Championship Series. As the only Quebecker registered in this series, Audette claimed another “Top 5″ finish, allowing him to keep his lead at the head of the overall series rankings.
” Of course, we definitely can’t win all of the races! But I admit that this was the toughest weekend since the start of the season. Seeing as I was able to finish in the top 4 in all of the first six races this year, coming home with only fifth and seventh place spots is a bit of a disappointment but a title is won by finishing events, especially when your primary adversaries have even bigger problems. As far as the championship goes, this weekend was pretty successful. The points we earned at Mid-Ohio are precious ” analyzed Rémy Audette.
Hampered by handling problems, Rémy Audette understood right from the first practice sessions that it would be complicated : ” with the sessions only half an hour apart, it was impossible to do everything we wanted to do on the car. I qualified fifth for Friday’s round and I really thought that I would’ve been able to improve my position during the race but I was caught behind slower drivers that we were trying to lap ” explains the Audette Racing driver.
Fifth in the first race, Rémy Audette started the second day slightly lower in the order in ninth place. ” The front anti-roll bar was not correctly adjusted, which did not permit me to fight for the lead “. Despite this handicap, Rémy drove a great race, battling the entire time in order to climb up two spots to cross the finish line in seventh spot.
The American Chris Livengood won the first of the two races but did not finish the second; a situation completely opposite for Saturday’s winner, Kyle Connery. All of this allowed Rémy Audette to maintain his lead at the top of the championship, ahead of his two main rivals for 2011.
The next round of the F2000 Series is scheduled for July 23rd and 24th at the Mosport circuit in Ontario, at which the doubleheader will be part of the American Le Mans Series Grand Prix. Rémy Audette looks forward to this event with impatience : ” Mosport is our home event and it’s the only Canadian race on the F2000 Series calendar. I know we’ll be competitive there and we’ll make up for this past weekend ” he concludes.
North American Formula 2000 is the Audette Racing Team’s primary goal for this year, with Rémy Audette at the wheel. Mathieu Audette will drive his Acura RSX Type-S at select rounds of the Canadian Touring Car Championship during the summer.
The Audette Racing Team benefits form the support of Dimensions Doors, Novatech, Acura Plus Blainville, Les Extrusions du Nord, Verre Select, Jeld Wen, OPM, Amusements Spectaculaire, Les Moulures PFJV, Gulf, Mec-Inov and Omnitech.