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This weekend in Ontario…
Rémy Audette Claims His First Canadian Touring Car Victory!
Bowmanville (Ontario), July 22, 2012.– This weekend, Quebec driver Rémy Audette earned his very first career win in the Canadian Touring Car Championship. After qualifying in sixth, the Audette Racing driver quickly made his way to the front of the pack, on route to winning the race, in only his sixth series start, of which four have been at the wheel of the Dimensions Doors/Novatech Acura RSX. During the second race, he was on his way to a repeat performance when a mechanical issue forced him to retire.
At the Mosport circuit in Ontario, for the fifth outing of the 2012 season, the Audette Racing Team experienced plenty a rollercoaster of emotions. ” On Friday we were forced to change the engine after the practice time. Then on Saturday morning, during the only qualifying session, we were really lacking in power. I had to push to the maximum just to finish in sixth ” explains Rémy Audette. The reigning American F2000 series champion wasn’t about to give up and all members of the Audette Racing Team worked together to eventually solve the technical issues prior to the start of the first race. ” I owe a big thanks to Sasha Anis, the championship leader, who helped us locate the problem. It was very classy of him ” shares Rémy.
After a good start, Rémy Audette was able to avoid a three-car accident on the second turn. In fourth after the first lap, he continued to progress: ” our Dimensions Doors/Novatech Acura RSX ran perfectly and I was able to manage my race the way I wanted to. Things went really well and I passed the three competitors ahead of me to take over the lead ” explains the Quebec driver, who crossed the finish line with a gap of close to five seconds over Ontarian Bob Attrell. ” I’ve won in F2000 during the past couple of years at Mosport. This year, it was my first time here behind the wheel of a Touring Car and to win again is really a super feeling ! ” adds Rémy Audette.
On Sunday, Rémy started in first spot. As soon as the green flag was waved, he built a lead ahead of the rest of the pack. On the seventh lap, with a two second margin, a fuse blew, causing the engine to quit. ” I was really hopeful at the start and I wanted to win the second race too. Unfortunately, it’s the type of mechanical problem that we can’t foresee. Apparently, it’s an issue with the computer programming that causes the fuse to fry. We’ll definitely have a closer look at this before the next race ” explains Rémy Audette.
” Despite this, Saturday was a great win and that’s what I’ll retain from my weekend. The entire Audette Racing Team worked hard, as usual, especially before the races even started when we had to solve the engine problems. I thank them all for giving me a winning car ” concludes Rémy.
The next outing for the Audette Racing will take place as part of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, with Mathieu Audette in control of the Dimensions Doors/Novatech Acura RSX. Rémy will return to the driver’s seat at the beginning of September, on the Calabogie track.
The Audette Racing Team is contesting the entire Canadian Touring Car Championship with Mathieu and Rémy Audette as alternating drivers. The team benefits form the support of Dimensions Doors, Novatech, Les Extrusions du Nord, Verre Select, Jeld Wen, OPM, Amusements Spectaculaire, Les Moulures PFJV, Evotech, Milette Portes, Gulf, Mec-Inov and Omnitech.