The Beauce driver is racing mainly in the United States this season, in various NASCAR series, and has acquired a solid experience and maturity to face this new challenge.
“It will be an honour to run this legendary event near home and compete with the best drivers in Canada. Especially with the same team and John Fletcher as crew chief, as we ran at the Autodrome Chaudière in June. It'll be quite a show!” mentions the driver of the #07 Sociétés Louis Jacques | Groupe Isolofoam | Hotel Le Concorde car.
Raphael Lessard's participation in the “Les 50 Tours Hotel Le Concorde” has created a buzz among racing fans and supporters of the young Beauceron, as well as his partners who have rallied so that Raphael Lessard can be part of the action of this major event.
“We have developed a winning formula to efficiently support the career of Raphael Lessard, a young man from our region in Beauce. With the significant support of Groupe Isolofoam, Hotel Le Concorde Quebec and other key partners, we have amassed the budget to rent a car prepared by Dumoulin Competition and secured the services of John Fletcher as crew chief. Raphael Lessard mastered the track in 2018 in the CSCC series in a Claude Leclerc car, and I expect another interesting show this year,” explained Louis Jacques, owner of Sociétés Louis Jacques.
A new partner has joined us for this race which always offers an exciting and unpredictable show, Hotel Le Concorde Quebec.
“We, at Festidrag Development, are proud to help the next generation of motorsports young drivers develop their careers, as in the case of Raphael Lessard here at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres for “Les 50 Tours Hôtel Le Concorde”. “We would like to acknowledge and thank one of our major partners, Hotel Le Concorde and its owner Jean-Guy Sylvain, for their participation in this major project,” said Martin D'Anjou, owner of Festidrag Development.
Jean-Francois Dumoulin, driver and general manager of Dumoulin Competition also did everything possible to ensure that Raphael Lessard would be back with the team and in a competitive car for the home event.
“We are delighted at Dumoulin Competition to be back on track with Raphael Lessard, who convinced everyone of his talent when he won the NASCAR Pinty’s race last June at Autodrome Chaudière. Once again, we have gathered the best elements possible and expect Raphael to run with the lead pack,” added Jean-Francois Dumoulin.