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Before ICAR CTCC 2012

Press Release                                                               For Immediate Diffusion



This weekend at
Mirabel’s Circuit ICAR …


Rémy Audette Eyes His
First Canadian Touring Car Victory


(Québec), June 20, 2012 – This weekend, Quebec driver Rémy Audette will
contest the ‘’ICAR Sundown” in Mirabel, at the wheel of his Dimensions
Doors/Novatech Acura RSX.  During his
inaugural race in this series just ten days ago at the Grand Prix du Canada, he
turned heads by finishing on the podium in both rounds.  This weekend, Rémy is eyeing nothing less
than victory. 


Last year’s F2000 Series champion in the United States, Rémy Audette
contested his Canadian Touring Car Championship debut earlier this month. On
the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Rémy stormed onto the scene, earning the pole
position as well as second place in each of the two double-header rounds. On
the Circuit ICAR de Mirabel, he says he’s confident to do even better :
” In Montréal, I was there to get experience and to learn the car a little
more.  It went extremely well by
finishing with second place spots but we know that ICAR is a track that really
suits our car so this time around, I’m looking to climb one more spot on the
podium and come home with the victory ” mentions Rémy Audette.


At the Circuit ICAR de Mirabel, a car’s power is less of a winning
determinant because the track is fairly twisty, which suits Rémy just fine
: ” we didn’t modify the car at all since Montréal, just our usual
pre-race preparations. It was already competitive and it will be even more so
at ICAR where power plays a smaller role in the outcome. In addition, we have a
very reliable and agile vehicle, which is such an asset on this circuit ”
adds Rémy, who is fond of the Circuit ICAR : ” I’ve done a few test
sessions there and I like it a lot now that it’s been lengthened
, the track’s improvements have made
it so much more fun than before ! “.


The Audette Racing Team will be showing up with a reduced staff to this
race, which falls on Quebec’s St-Jean holiday weekend. Mathieu Audette, Rémy’s
brother and team leader when he’s not in the driver’s seat, will be among those
absent. ” It’s the closest race to home and I’m not worried that there
will only be four of us to take care of the car.  It’ll be a typical race weekend with one race
on Saturday and one on Sunday ” specifies Rémy Audette.


The 2012
‘’ICAR Sundown” activities will start on Saturday morning with the Canadian
Touring Car Championship’s practices from 9:00am to 9:20am, followed by the
only qualifying session from 11:20am to 11:40am. The first race will take place
on Saturday at 3:20pm, with the second race on Sunday ay 12:55pm. 


Audette Racing Team is contesting the entire Canadian Touring Car Championship
with Mathieu and Rémy Audette as alternating drivers.  The team benefits form the support of
Dimensions Doors, Novatech, Les Extrusions du Nord, Verre Select, Jeld Wen,
OPM, Amusements Spectaculaire, Les Moulures PFJV, Evotech, Milette Portes, Gulf,
Mec-Inov and Omnitech.