Formula 2000 in Georgia …
Another Podium for Québec Driver Rémy Audette
Braselton (Georgia), May 7, 2011.– At the wheel of his Dimensions Doors / Novatech Van Diemen, Rémy Audette earned himself another spot on the podium as well as a fourth place finish in the F2000 Championship Series doubleheader at Georgia’s Road Atlanta track. These strong results enable Audette to maintain his lead in the championship points.
” It was a great weekend for me. I made my first appearance at the Road Atlanta circuit, which is far from being one of the easiest on the continent, and I was able to come away with a podium and a “Top 4″ finish. The entire Audette Racing team worked really well and I’m proud of the points that I earned because it means that I keep the lead in the championship ” mentions Rémy.
After posting the fastest lap time in practice, Rémy Audette qualified in fourth for the first race on Friday afternoon. The extremely close split times paved the way for expectations of a very tight race: ” the time that I set was less than 85 thousandths of a second from pole position. I was fourth but the seven fastest times were all within one second of each other. It’s incredible how competitive this race was ” comments the Audette Racing driver.
Rémy Audette had a great race, moving up from fourth to finish in second place overall. ” My race didn’t start well and I gave up three places right at the beginning. But I climbed back, lap after lap, from seventh to second spot ” he explains.
On Saturday, the second day of competition, the Québec driver again qualified fourth and maintained that position right through to the end. ” The car was going well, everything was great but I lost the rhythm a bit on turn 1, which prevented me from making up any places. The gaps are so tight that these F2000 races are exhausting ” admits Rémy. ” The most important thing to me was to finish the races and earn enough points to maintain the lead of the championship ” he adds.
American drive Kyle Connery won both of the weekend’s races. With second and fourth place finishes, Rémy Audette keeps the lead of the championship after four of the fourteen scheduled competitions. The next Formula 2000 outing for the Audette Racing Team will take place at Watkins Glen in the state of New York on June 4th and 5th.
North American Formula 2000 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 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.