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After GP3R 2012

Press Release                                                     For Immediate Diffusion

Canadian Touring Car Championship…

Speed but No Results for Mathieu Audette at Trois-Rivières

Trois-Rivières (Québec), August 5, 2012.– Quebec driver Mathieu Audette contested two more rounds of the Canadian Touring Car Championship this weekend as part of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières.  Having had plenty of success since the start of the 2012 season, bad luck in the form of electrical problems hampered the Dimensions Doors/Novatech  Acura RSX, costing the team two possible podiums.

Third during the practice session and fourth after Friday’s qualifying, Mathieu Audette had high expectations for the two races held this weekend as part of the forty-third edition of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, an event that he has a particular fondness for. ” During the qualifying session, we started to have electrical problems that cause intermittent engine cutting ” explains the Audette Racing driver. It was a problem that just continued to worsen, forcing Mathieu to retire one third of the way through Friday’s race and after the fifth lap on Saturday. 

” The problem is that since there is no practice time after the qualifying session, nor between the two races, we were never able to find out if our changes resolved the issue.  We were eventually never able to fix it. One thing for sure is that we had the speed and without these electrical problems, I could’ve finished in the top three ” adds the Quebec driver.

Since the start of the 2012 Canadian Touring Car Championship season, Mathieu Audette has earned two victories and a total of four podiums, all this taking place in the only four races he’s contested prior to this weekend.  The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières is his first DNF of the season. ” We will analyze what has happened and we’ll come back stronger for the next round, the Montreal NASCAR weekend in two weeks ” concludes Mathieu Audette.

The 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.