Montreal, June 11, 2017—Patrick Dussault earned two fifth-place finishes in the Ultra94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama, at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, as a supporting event for the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada. The driver of the Lauzon Autosport/Vincent&Dussault No. 77 GT3 Cup avoided many incidents to make his way to the top-five in both races.
In Sunday’s race, Dussault managed to keep a good pace after an early full-course caution. Fifth on the starting grid, he kept his position for the 30-minute race, dealing with a difficult track.
“It was so tough today (Sunday). It was very windy, so dust, leaves, even branches made the track very slippery and hazardous. I had to be careful in every corner, not to lose control, which could have resulted in a severe accident,” Dussault explained.
He had achieved the same result the day before, after a very eventful race. Many restarts occurred at the beginning of the race. Third at one point after one of these restarts, he had to take his position back after confusion at the start. When the green flag waved again, the Lauzon Autosport/Construction Vincent&Dussault No. 77 GT3 Cup got stuck between two other cars at the first corner.
“Fortunately, I could save the car from a crash, but my tires suffered from this. While I was trying to save the situation, the wheels locked up, causing an important flat spot on my tires,” he said.
After that, the Lauzon Autosport/Vincent&Dussault Construction No. 77 car have been very capricious to handle.
“The tires caused so much vibration, I really had a hard time finishing the race and trying to keep my position.”
Patrick Dussault and the Lauzon Autosport/Vincent&Dussault Construction No. 77 car will be back in action on June 29-July 2, at the Watkins Glen International, for a combined event with the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.
About Patrick Dussault: After achieving great successes in single-seaters in the UK and North America, Patrick Dussault made the move to stock car racing in 2016, participating in the five road course races of the 2016 NASCAR Pinty’s series. Winner of the Bertrand-Fabi trophy in 2015, awarded to the Québec driver who has achieved the most success internationally, he was runner-up of the British Formula Ford 1600 Championship that year, scoring 10 podiums finishes including 6 wins in 16 starts. He also participated in the British Formula Renault 2.0 Championship in 2014. For 2017, he will compete the entire season in the Ultra94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama.
About Lauzon Group: The Lauzon Group is a Montreal family-owned business that owns six automobile dealerships in Laval, Blainville, St-Eustache, Brossard and St-Hubert. Established in 1977, Groupe Lauzon offers three prestigious brands whose reputations are well established: Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen. Including the Porsche Lauzon Laval and Porsche Rive-Sud dealerships, it has become one of the largest prestige-brand dealership groups in Canada.
About Vincent & Dussault: Based in Terrebonne, QC, Construction Vincent & Dussault has over 20 years of expertise in commercial, industrial and institutional construction. The company manages development, design, management and implementation of major construction projects.