Boisbriand (Québec), July 3, 2016.– At the wheel of his Dimensions Doors & Windows Honda Civic Si, Rémy Audette earned two victories this weekend at Mirabel’s Circuit ICAR, in the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC). As the only Audette Racing Team driver entered in this event, Rémy had a perfect weekend, including the fastest time in qualifying and the lap record in each of the races on the program.
Held at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, these two Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) races were Rémy Audette’s first in the 2016 season, as he will only be contesting a partial program in the series this year. But the Audette Racing Team driver did not miss his chance.
“It’s a good weekend. Actually, it’s a perfect weekend,” confided the Quebec driver, former American Formula 2000 champion.
He summarized the first race, “I led from start to finish. I really pushed to my maximum at the beginning so I could build up a lead on those behind me and it worked really well. I managed the rest of the race, without taking and risks and, despite that, I still crossed the finish line twenty-three seconds ahead of second place. It’s hard to ask for more than that!”
After this perfect race on Saturday, Rémy Audette had a bit of a different experience on Sunday.
“I had a good start from pole position, but Ontarian Scott Nicol passed through a tiny mouse hole and took over the lead on the first turn. We started a great battle that lasted at least five or six laps before I reclaimed top position,” indicated the Audette Racing driver. “Once I took back the lead of the race, I knew it was won ! The gap at the end was less than that of the day before but the race finished under a caution flag due to an accident further back in the pack.”
“It doesn’t change our perfect weekend, though,” continued Rémy.
Two races contested in 2016 resulting in two victories.
Naturally, Rémy Audette is delighted. “The entire team worked really well, and the Dimensions Doors & Windows Honda Civic Si was reliable and competitive from the first lap to the last. I earned the fastest time in qualifying, the lap record in the two races, and the victory in each race as well. What more can I ask for?”
The next CTCC event for Rémy Audette is set for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, August 12 to 14. This will also be the only time in the season that all three Audette Racing drivers will be on the track at the same time. In addition to Rémy, his older brother Mathieu (Acura RSX) and their father François (Porsche Cayman) will contest the event.
The Audette Racing Team benefits from the support of Dimensions Doors, Novatech, Soniplastics, Verre Select, OPM, Omnitech, Extrucan, Milette Portes, Mec-Inov, Boulanger and Amusements Spectaculaires.
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