MONTREAL, QC – Quebec driver Rémy Audette earned one pole position and two podiums in his career debut in the Canadian Touring Car Championship.
The two races, part of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada itinerary, allowed for the Audette Racing Team to demonstrate its talent by remaining among the leaders during each appearance on the track.
Driving the Audette Racing’s Dimensions Doors/Novatech Acura RSX, Rémy Audette had an impressive start on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, climbing to the top of the ranks during the practices and qualifying before eventually finishing both races in second place. “I right away felt at ease and I have to say that I love racing here on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, where I’ve already been victorious in Formula 1600 (2007). I am happy with my performance this weekend and I was able to get some experience in Touring Car,” said Rémy. “The goal during the practice was to familiarize myself with the car, so I was a pleasantly surprised that I set the fastest time. During the qualifying, everything also went very well,” explained the Quebec driver, who achieved pole position for his start in the series.
Starting first on Saturday, Rémy conceded top spot to Marc-Antoine Camirand before securing second place. “Marc-Antoine had way too much power, was impossible to beat, and I needed to conserve my brakes in the last laps. A podium finish in my first outing is nevertheless not so bad ! » explains a smiling Rémy. Sunday, the Audette Racing driver started second on the grid and crossed the finish line in the same spot. « I gave it my all, the car was perfect, and big thanks to the Audette Racing Team for preparing such a competitive and reliable car,” confided Rémy.
The next round of the Canadian Touring Car Championship will take place at Mirabel’s ICAR Circuit in two weeks. Once again, Rémy Audette will remain in the driver’s seat of the Dimensions Doors/Novatech Acura RSX. “I am confident going into the double-header at ICAR. Our Acura is smaller and handles more easily than Camirand’s BMW, which should be to my advantage,” said the reigning American F2000 series champion.
The Audette Racing Team is contesting the entire Canadian Touring Car Championship with Mathieu and Rémy Audette as alternating drivers. The team benefits form the support of Dimensions Doors, Novatech, Les Extrusions du Nord, Verre Select, Jeld Wen, OPM, Amusements Spectaculaire, Les Moulures PFJV, Evotech, Milette Portes, Gulf, Mec-Inov and Omnitech.
From Audette Racing