Formula 2000 Results…
Rémy Audette wins in Virginia !
Alton (Virginia), April 10 2011.– At the wheel of his Portes Dimensions and Novatech Van Diemen F2000 car, Quebec driver Rémy Audette launched his Formula 2000 season in style, earning a victory and a fourth place finish at the Virginia International Raceway this weekend.
” It really was a great race weekend. We dominated and even if we only won one of the two races, we showed that we were very competitive right from the start ” mentions Rémy.
After breaking the lap record during Friday’s private testing session, the Audette Racing driver was very confident heading into Saturday and Sunday’s races. The only hiccup of the weekend was when he had to content with eleventh qualifying spot for Saturday’s event. ” I spun out during my first lap of the qualifying session and so I was relegated to eleventh spot on the starting grid ” confides Audette.
Saturday’s race could have been anyone’s game, with unsteady downpours affecting the competition. In these conditions, some drivers took the risk of staying in slick tires for dry conditions, which proved fruitful for winner Nathan Marcom of Australia. Rémy Audette took advantage of a full-course yellow period to stop in the pits and switch to rain tires. ” Changing my tires was a good choice even if it meant leaving the pits last. I was able to quickly climb up the pack and cross the finish line in fourth place ” confides the Audette Racing driver, who was very pleased with his performance.
Rémy Audette also knew that he could win in normal conditions, which is exactly what took place on Sunday’s dry track. During the qualifying session, he set a new track record, earning himself pole position and beating his closest competitor by more than three-tenths of a second. During the race, nobody was able to touch the Quebec driver’s speed, which helped him build an insurmountable lead after the first few laps. ” I managed my race the way I wanted to. I could no longer see anyone in my mirrors and at one point had a nine second lead ahead of the second placed car. It was a perfect race and I have to thank the entire Audette Racing team for their fantastic work! ” concludes Rémy.
This victory, combined with his fourth place the day before, allows Rémy Audette to leave Virginia in the top spot of the F2000 Championship Series. The Audette Racing team confidently heads to the next double-header at the Road Atlanta track in Braselton, Georgia on May 6 & 7.
Formula 2000 Championship Series is the Audette Racing Team’s primary goal for this year. Mathieu Audette, Rémy’s brother, 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.