Press Release For
Rémy Audette, Only Quebec
Driver Crowned 2011 US Champion!
October 26, 2011.– Among the multiple international motorsports series, only
one saw a Quebec driver win the 2011 American title. Rémy Audette won the F2000
Championship Series after an impressive season including five victories, ten
podiums, and six pole positions.
” It was
a dream season; from the first to the last race we never stopped battling for
the victory, and never had any issues ” declares the Audette Racing driver, ”
my Dimensions Doors / Novatech Van Diemen car was competitive and reliable from
one end of the season to the other. We haven’t had a single mechanical issues
and I finished all fourteen of the season’s races in the Top 7. The consistency at the head of the pack was
the key to our success ” he adds.
races held over seven weekends, made up the 2011 F2000 Championship Series,
which was won by Rémy Audette just ten days ago. The season was kicked off in Virginia and
ended at the Watkins Glen track in the state of New York. ” We knew our
objective and we always worked towards it.
I’d like to particularly thank the Audette Racing Team, our engineer
Andrew, our mechanics, and of course my father François, who has always been
very involved in this racing program.
It’s thanks to him that we got to where we are “.
in this season’s seven doubleheaders Rémy Audette was not ale to finish on the
podium. It marked the only real setback,
as he explains in his 2011 season resume : ” each race was enjoyable. The
victory in Virginia started the season off well, followed by the podium at Road
Atlanta, a circuit that I was just learning. The turning point of the season
was at Watkins Glen at the beginning of June.
It’s a track that I never really loved in the past but we won both
races, which put me in the lead of the championship by a fairly significant
Audette and his team’s 2011 season continued in July : ” at Mid-Ohio, I only
got a “Top 5”. It’s the only event at
which I was not on the podium in at least one of the two races. But this disappointment was quickly forgotten
three weeks later with a victory in front of our fans at Mosport. It was the
only race in Canada and it was at a great time of the season, even though I was
hit during the start ” explains Rémy, who adds : ” at Lime Rock in
mid-September, I dominated the entire weekend and it’s after that that the title
really became within reach. Finally, the two new podiums at Watkins Glen
allowed me to clinch that title “.
In the 14 races in 2011, Rémy Audette finished
all of them, including 13 times in the “Top 5”.
He earned 5 victories, 6 pole positions, and 10 podiums. Including the
partial seasons contested prior to 2011, Rémy Audette has a
total of 40 starts, 39 finishes, 35 “Top 5”, 37
“Top 10” and one abandon. He
has not finishes outside of the “Top 10” in the F2000 Championship Series since
Audette Racing Team will return to the F2000 Championship Series in 2012, but
only for a few races. Rémy Audette plans
to work towards a limited program with his brother Mathieu in the Grand-Am Series.
” The goal is to progressively climb towards Grand-Am. We’d start with a few
races in 2012 before aiming for a more complete schedule in 2013 or 2014 ” he
American Formula 2000 was 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
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
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F2000 Championship Series 2011 Overall Standings
1) Rémy Audette (CDN) 601 points
Livengood (USA) 429
Connery (USA) 409
Minor (USA) 383
LaRocca (VZ) 336
Etc. … A
total of 57 drivers took part in the 2011 season.