Last hurrah for Pelletier in Canada
Montreal, August 22nd, 2007. -- Maxime Pelletier's venture in Formula BMW USA ladder series will come to an end this coming weekend when he completes the last double header of the season on the fabulous roadracing facility at Mosport, just an hour north of Toronto, Ontario. At the helm of the FB02 #10 HBR Motorsports single seater for the last two rounds, the Montreal 16-year old driver wants to go out in style and will not make any prisonners come Sunday night. Presently in fourth place in the standings, Pelletier still has in mind to finish on the final podium, with third place only 15 points away, and clinch his first victory in the process.
"I still have in mind the stupid move the leader in the standings (Daniel Morad) pulled on me in Road America, said a bitter Pelletier. He ruined deliberately my hopes to become the series vice-champion. But I can still earn enough points to finish third or even second with a good weekend. I will definitely give (Esteban) Gutierrez and (Alexander) Rossi a run for their money. I will not drive foolishly but agressively in Mosport: I had good results last year and my team, HBR, won a round. So, I think I can run right up there at the top of the charts. It is still my goal to win a round and prove the series officials they made the right decision last year when they awarded me a BMW Scholarship."
"I know Mosport to be a demanding track for the driver and the machine. But my HBR crew has given me fast material all season and Mosport is a track where courage turns into extra speed. I want to go out in style and thank my team with a victory in the last rounds."