"The MINI Cooper is a fantastic platform to race and we are proud to continue MINI's strong heritage in Motorsport by venturing into this new project", announced Team owner and driver Alain Lauzière.
The team intends to honor John Cooper's legacy by entering the John Cooper Works variant of the MINI Cooper in the TC class.
"We know that the TC field is ultra-competitive and we respect that the level of preparation of the front-running teams is second to none. As such, our ambitions are modest as we only want to use this event as a basis to evaluate the competitiveness of our race car against the rest of the field. We are starting with a large power-gap to the front running cars in race trim, but the MINI Cooper JCW has been known to create a few upsets in the past so you never know what can happen! Whatever the results, we know we'll have more fun as we drive the only MINI in class" commented Lauzière.
Team partners include, MINI GENUINE PARTS in Canada, Castrol, LDS Dyno, Bully Clutch, Revolution MINI Works, Perry Auto, Carrosserie Touchette, La Clinique du Pneu Granby, Lettrage Raoul, ASG Accessoire de Soudure Granby, SoCal Sport Cars, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes and Carbotech Brakes.
Team Octane normally competes in the Canadian Touring Championship with great success and campaigns four full-time JCW MINI Cooper S in the Touring class and one B-Spec Cooper occasionally.
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