Bowmanville (Ontario), August 31, 2014.– This weekend, driver Rémy Audette and the Audette Racing team contested the final doubleheader of the Canadian Touring Car Championship 2014 season, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport), in Ontario. After a mechanical DNF on Saturday ended his title hopes, Rémy still finished the season in the best way possible by winning Sunday’s race.
Clocking the fastest time in the practice session and earning pole position in the qualifying, Rémy Audette kicked off the last weekend of the CTCC season in fine form on the fast Mosport track that he enjoys so much, where he’s already been as successful in open wheel series (F2000) as in Touring Car.
At the start of the first race, held mid-afternoon on Saturday, Rémy Audette quickly put some distance between him and his closest rivals. ” My Dimensions Doors / Novatech Honda Civic Si was working really well and everything seemed to go according to plan as my only competition for the title, Roger Ledoux with his Subaru, was far back in the standings ” explained Rémy, who added : ” unfortunately, a valve broke on the sixth lap of the race. This DNF dashed all hopes I had at winning the title “.
The Audette Racing team nevertheless decided to race on Sunday, early the next morning, and changed the engine in Rémy’s Civic. Starting again in pole position, Rémy Audette’s race was void of any major problems as he claimed victory with a lead of close to twenty-five seconds over Ontarian Gary Kwok. ” I had fun. I only had a small scare when I started to lose power after the midway point of the race but the car held on and I’m very happy to have finished the season with a win ” commented Rémy.
This victory is the seventh out of fourteen races in 2014 for Rémy Audette. One out of every two races, he won ! ” Thank you to the entire Audette Racing Team, we had a great season and I congratulate each and every member of our team for their fantastic work, as well as Roger Ledoux on his title ” concluded the 2014 CTCC Runner-Up.
Out of fourteen races, Rémy Audette finished twelve, with nothing lower than fourth place, and was forced to retire twice due to mechanical failure. For the Audette Racing Team, different options are being entertained for the 2015 season. All will be evaluated in the coming months and the 2015 motorsports program will be announced during the winter.