The F2000 Championship Starts this Weekend …
Rémy Audette Eyes the Formula 2000 Title!
Mirabel (Quebec), April 5, 2011.– Rémy Audette, of the Audette Racing Team, will debut his 2011 US Formula 2000 season this weekend, at the Virginia Raceway. Audette, the only Quebec driver to contest this championship, is eyeing the title and is confident of his chances.
” Our entire team is eagerly awaiting the start of this season. Last year, we won one race but seeing as we weren’t competing at all the events, we couldn’t aim for the title. This time, we decided to contest the entire series, which consists of seven doubleheaders (14 races). The Formula 2000 is a hotly contested championship and I know that many of my competitors have as much, if not more, experience than I do but I am still very confident ” indicates Rémy Audette, who will once again drive a Portes Dimensions/Novatech open wheel Van Diemen.
The car that Rémy will drive this year has been improved on several aspects, most notably the suspension. The team is also strengthened by engineer Andrew Wojteczko, with whom Rémy’s brother (Mathieu Audette) worked last year in Touring Car. ” Andrew and Sébastien, our chief mechanic, worked together very well in order to improve the Van Diemen’s suspension. We’re headed to Virginia with a specific goal: to win at least one of the two races ” adds Rémy.
The Virginia Raceway track is one of the Quebec driver’s favourites. He explains: ” I like that course and I’ve always done well there. I know I can improve on two of the turns and I’ll use Thursday’s practice time, prior to the official test session on Friday, to work on them with Andrew Wojteczko “.
2011 marks the fourth year that the Audette Racing driver competes in the US Formula 2000 series but only the second year that he contests the championship. Rémy Audette finished third in the 2009 season, in which he had to learn the majority of the tracks. He now has the necessary experience to aim for the victory at each event.
Rémy Audette will be behind the wheel as of Thursday’s practice day. Friday, two official test sessions are scheduled before the first qualification and Saturday’s first race (4pm). Qualification for the second race will take place at noon on Sunday with a scheduled race start for 4pm.
The US F2000 series is the Audette Racing Team’s primary goal for this year. Mathieu Audette, who announced last month that he will not take part in the Canadian Touring Car Championship, will drive his Acura RSX Type-S in several non-championship Touring competitions later in the year.
The Audette Racing Team benefits form the support of Portes Dimensions, Novatech, Acura Plus Blainville, Les Extrusions du Nord, Verre Select, Jeld Wen, OPM, Amusements Spectaculaire, Les Moulures PFJV, Gulf, Mec-Inov and Omnitech.