The stakes are higher than ever this year, as the elder Dumoulin brother wishes above all else to offer a performance matching the expectations and unconditional support of his partners, family, friends, and fans. Added to that is the opportunity to quality to participate in the entire season. A partner of choice has joined the team for the event: Spectra Premium, a Quebec company with international operations in the field of distribution and crafting of high-quality auto parts.
A PODIUM : the car and teammates are readyCurrently in eighth place in the standings, Jean-François Dumoulin, Éric Laperle, crew chief, and all team members of the #04 Dodge Bernier Crépeau / Bellemare / MIA / Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi / Spectra Premium are coming to Trois-Rivières with more determination than ever. The two vehicles are competitive and, apart from a few mechanical oddities, Jean-François Dumoulin displays undisputable talent in each race
"We're coming to the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières with a whole new goal. We had a good beginning to the season and I'm constently fighting on the frontlines, even on oval tracks. Competitiveness is there for us, and we finish all of our races. This weekend, we're aiming for a podium, no less. We want to win, we can win, and we'll arrive there with much more momentum than in previous years," shares the unswerving driver of the #04 Dodge Bernier Crépeau / Bellemare / MIA / Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi / Spectra Premium.
Spectra Premium has chosen to join forces with Dumoulin Competition for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. Discussions have been underway since last year in order to evaluate the possibility to develop a strong partnership for the 2016 season. This company joins the family of other partners who have been supporting Jean-François for several years, including Bernier Crépeau, Groupe Bellemare, Motorsports In Action (MIA), Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi, Le Groupe Somavrac, and many more.
"We have multiple precious partners who have been with us for a long time, and who share the same values as we do. This year, Spectra Premium, a company that produce top quality products, will be with us for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, we are delighted to welcome them to the great Dumoulin family for this year and, we hope, for many more to come," explains the man who has climbed the NASCAR Canadian Tire series podium for the first time on May 17 (3rd place, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park).ALL 4 DUMOULINS ON THE TRACK
It will be the first time since 2009 that all the Dumoulins will all be on the track at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. The elders, Richard (Father) and Gérald (Uncle), will be competing in Formula 1600, while Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will be taking part in the main event, "The Juliawine.com 50". The Dumoulin family were celebrating 45 years of passion last year, and while their objectives are now different, it is with the same ardor and desire to stay ahead that you will see them defend their place.
FEATS AND HIGHLIGHTS JEAN-FRANÇOIS DUMOULIN
First podium in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series on May 17, 2015 (3rd place – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park)The first Quebec-born driver to win twice the Rolex 24 in Daytona; 2004 (SGS and 2007 (GT).The youngest racer to have been part of the Player's Development Team.Champion of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS, USA in 2003 (9 podiums).Champion of the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sport Car Challenge ST, USA in 2002 (5 podiums).In Montreal's 2009 edition of Nascar Nationwide, he finished his first race in the 7th position aboard a badly damaged car and wins the heart of numerous fans and reporters.In 2000, earns a 2nd place championship win in the Motorola Cup Series in which he racked a 1st podium after having begun the race 52nd at the Molson Indy event in Ontario, Canada.
Bernier Crepeau Chrysler Fiat: With 25 years of experience, the family business has built an enviable reputation in the field of vehicle acquisition. If the future of this company is linked to the loyalty of its customers, it is also held by the reliability and strong communication of its team. This team is at your disposal, ready to listen to you, to hear you. Passion, care, and determination. A team willing to go the extra mile, with its ears wide open. http://www.berniercrepeau.com/.Group Bellemare: Competitive and dynamic, Thomas Bellemare's innovative and growing family team is ready to take on any challenge. With support from senior members and a qualified team of managers, the third-generation Bellemares are reaching new heights. Built upon a solid past, the company moves forward with an exceptional team of experts and seeks a select group of clients. Our clients continue to benefit from our wide variety of services that target a large number of sectors. As a result, our visibility is constantly on the rise. Working with the Bellemare team has become a measure of success. Start off right by choosing a winning team! www.groupebellemare.com
MIA – Motorsports In Action: With over 50 years of combined Motorsport experience, MIA is making a name for itself in the industry in "La Belle Province". Being trackside, situated at Autodrome St-Eustache, gives our clients "real time" results, testing their vehicles. One stop shopping is our strength, from high-end mechanics, exotic automotive maintenance, complete race car building and design to prestige paint and meticulous detailing. "Leave it, then enjoy it!" http://motorsportsinaction.com.Trois-Rivières Mitsubishiis proud to be one of the first Mitsubishi dealers in Canada (opening in 2002). The commitment from Mitsubishi is defined by the quality, reliability and durability of its vehicles, notably with their 10-year warranty, the best in the industry! Pride, integrity and respect are the values of the Trois-Rivières Mitsubishi team. www.troisrivieresmitsubishi.com
Media Contacts Paul Corbeil, Agent Certifié NHLPA Certified Agent, PARAPHE sports management 819 696-2768 (Voicemail)