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After Lime Rock F2000 2011

Press Release                                                                   For Immediate



F2000 Championship Series…


A Decisive Victory for
Rémy Audette



Lime Rock
(Connecticut), September 18, 2011.– Quebec driver Rémy Audette earned yet
another F2000 Championship Series victory this weekend.  Winner of the first of two races on the Lime
Rock circuit in Connecticut, he finished second in the following race,
practically assuring him the 2011 championship title.


” We
dominated all weekend.  We started off well
on Friday with the best time during the practice sessions.  In the qualifiers, I set a record early in
the session that determined the starting grid. 
After that, I entered the pits to wait for my competitors’ times.  Had they beat my time, I would’ve gone back
out but that wasn’t necessary.  In the
second qualifiers, the team asked me to set a good time at the start so I
pushed to the max to beat the track record again, which assured us a second
consecutive pole position ” explains a smiling Rémy Audette, very pleased with
his fantastic double performance.


races were scheduled for Saturday.  At
the start of the first race, Rémy was hit from behind but that didn’t prevent
him from taking the lead and claiming an indisputable victory, fourteen seconds
ahead of second place. ” I was worried for a moment because I felt my car lift
up and I wondered what had happened. In my rear-view mirror, I saw that there
was contact between several cars behind me and one of the cars hit my rear left
wheel ” he explains, before adding : ” but there were no negative effects of
this, the Dimensions Doors/Novatech Van Diemen is solid and I was able to
manage my race up until the very end “.


second round saw Rémy Audette take the lead once again before relinquishing top
spot to American Chris Livengood a few laps before the finish. ” I had old
tires and with his two new tires, his car was just faster than mine towards the
end of the race.  I wasn’t too concerned
about it because for me, second place points are enough for the championship ”
explains the Audette Racing driver.


second place finish allows Rémy to increase his lead to 88 points over his
closest competitor. Mathematically, Audette is not yet champion but all he
needs to do is start the next race at Watkins Glen on October 15th
to clinch the 2011 title. ” Out team has accomplished something textbook this
weekend at Lime Rock. Things worked really well from start to finish and with a
win and a second place, we solidified our title chances.  There won’t be any pressure on our shoulders
at Watkins Glen in one month ” concluded Rémy Audette.


American Formula 2000 is the Audette Racing Team’s primary goal for this year,
with Rémy Audette behind the wheel. 
Mathieu Audette also contested select rounds of the Canadian Touring Car
Championship during the summer with his Acura RSX Type-S, earning one victory
and three podiums.


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, Blueprint Racing, Mec-Inov
and Omnitech.


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