Blainville (Québec), July 5, 2015.– After skipping the past two rounds in Ontario, the Audette Racing Team returned to the Canadian Touring Car Championship in full force this past weekend for the two rounds held at the ICAR circuit in Mirabel. At the wheel of his Dimensions Doors/Novatech Acura RSX, Mathieu Audette won both races. In contrast, his brother, Rémy, suffered from mechanical problems but not before managing to earn himself a pole position spot in his Dimensions Doors/Novatech Honda Civic Si.
” It’s been another perfect weekend for me! ” explained Mathieu Audette, who launched from third place on the starting grid on Saturday and pole position on Sunday. ” They were nevertheless not easy victories and the gaps were pretty tight between myself and the competitors just behind me but thankfully the Audette Racing Team had prepared a perfect car. Despite the heat, we didn’t have one single problem ” he added.
These two new victories bring the season total to four CTCC wins for Mathieu Audette. Four wins in four starts; a perfect scorecard.
Qualifying in pole position for Saturday’s race, his brother Rémy unfortunately had to relinquish his hope of vying for victory after suffering from electrical problems during the formation lap. The next day, after he performed an incredible climb from the back of the pack to fourth place, he had to enter the pits to resolve more electrical problems. He eventually crossed the finish line in twentieth spot. ” Everything was going well but unfortunately I lost a lap when I had to stop in the pits, which eliminated any chance of a podium finish ” explained the Audette Racing Honda Civic Si driver.
Mathieu and Rémy’s father, François Audette, was also entered in this race with a Porsche Cayman S, prepared at the start of the year by the Audette Racing Team. Learning the ICAR circuit and being at the mercy of teething problems with the new machine, he finished the two races in eighteenth and seventeenth positions respectively.
The next outing for the CTCC competitors will be in four week, as part of the ever-popular Grand-Prix de Trois-Rivières. The Audette Racing team will once again enter all three drivers. This will give Mathieu Audette a chance to continuing his winning streak and remain unbeaten in this series. ” I haven’t competed at Trois-Rivères last year but I still know the track perfectly and I’ll be going in confidently! ” concludes Mathieu.