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Rémy Audette Wins Big at Watkins Glen!
Watkins Glen (New York), June 5, 2011.– Quebec driver Rémy Audette won this weekend's two F2000 Championship Series rounds at Watkins Glen in the state of New York. At the wheel of his Dimensions Doors / Novatech Van Diemen, Audette increases his lead at the top of the overall standings, after six series rounds so far this season.
» This is really a dream weekend for me and I'm thrilled with the results. I was previously a bit apprehensive concerning the track but this time around, I really liked it. Our settings were perfect, the car was great, and we increase our lead in the championship » explains the Audette Racing Team driver. Qualifying in second place for Saturday's round, which was presented as a supporting race for the traditional Six Hours of Watkins Glen for the Grand-Am prototype and GT's, the F2000 race was hotly contested. Amongst the leaders, Rémy Audette quickly enforced his domination.
Rémy Audette's progression was consistent throughout the weekend. Fifth in the first practice sessions and second in the second session before setting the fastest time in the last session prior to qualifying, where he finished second. As part of the first line of starters, he managed to pass the pole setter (Chris Lievengood) but his main rival for the championship title (Kyle Connery) later managed to jump from second to first to take the lead. An intense battle ensued between Audette and the American driver, during which Rémy again took the lead mid-race and claimed the victory by a margin of 1.7 seconds.
Sunday's race was just as successful for Rémy. Starting in second place during this past weekend's second round, he conceded one spot at the start before climbing back and taking the lead of the pack during a re-start. » It wasn't an easy race and I had to fight to get to the front. But the entire team worked very hard and we are all very satisfied. My only disappointment this weekend is that I didn't set a new track record! » commented Rémy Audette at the end of the race.
These victories allow Rémy Audette to increase his lead in the championship, which he has led since the first weekend of competition in April. The next event in the F2000 Championship Series will take place at the Mid-Ohio track on July 1st and 2nd.
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 in 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.