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2012 ICAR Sundown review

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Mirabel’s ICAR Sundown Results…



Despite Pitfalls, A
“Top 4” Finish for Rémy Audette !



Mirabel (Québec),
June 25, 2012.– Quebec driver Rémy Audette contested this weekend’s ICAR
Sundown in Mirabel as part of the Canadian Touring Car Championship.  Two races were on the program, of which only
one Rémy Audette was able to participate in, earning the Audette Racing Team a “Top
4” result.


The weekend was not an easy one for the Audette Racing Team.  In fact, the weekend was not easy for any of
the Canadian Touring Car Championship competitors as timing issues at the track
forced the organizers to cancel the qualifying session and base the starting
grid on the current championship standings. 
For Rémy Audette, who is new to the series and is contesting a limited
program, the disadvantages of this change were significant : ” it’s an ASN
Canada rule that is applicable to exceptional circumstances. I understand that,
but it forced me to start in ninth position, regardless of having the third
fastest time in the practice session ” explains Rémy. ” I had a good start but
I nevertheless found myself in traffic, which was hard to get out of.  Despite this, I pushed hard and I finished
the race in fourth place ” adds the Quebec driver, who set the second fastest
lap time of the race.


Saturday’s results gave the team hope of a podium finish in the second
race but, unfortunately for the reigning American F2000 series champion, Sunday
was short-lived : ” during the warm-up session, the engine was overheating,
getting to temperatures as high as 225 degrees. 
There was nothing else we could do and we had to withdraw from the race
” explains Rémy.


Even with a premature ending, Rémy Audette comes away with a positive
outlook after his first Canadian Touring Car experience at the Circuit ICAR : ”
I’m still eyeing a victory or at the very least, a podium. With a better
starting position on Saturday, I believe a podium would have been possible and
regardless of the mechanical issues, it was still a good weekend. We showed our
competitiveness and the entire Audette Racing Team did a great job. I’m looking
forward to my next race at Mosport on July 21st ” concludes Rémy


Between now and then, his brother Mathieu will retake the wheel of the
Dimensions Doors/Novatech Acura RSX for the Circuit Mont-Tremblant
double-header on July 7th and 8th.


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.