MontrÃ©al, September 18, 2003 - The seventh and final round of the FAQ/Hankook Formula Ford 1600 Championship will decide the 2003 champion. This seventh race will be held on Autodrome St-Eustache's short and twisty road course, this coming ...
Montréal, September 18, 2003 - The seventh and final round of the FAQ/Hankook Formula Ford 1600 Championship will decide the 2003 champion. This seventh race will be held on Autodrome St-Eustache's short and twisty road course, this coming Saturday, September 20. Three drivers - Olivier Comeau, Marcel Lafontaine and Louis Morin - still have a mathematical chance of capturing the Provincial title.
First in the standings is Key Motorsport's rookie Olivier Comeau of Sherbrooke, Qc. The driver of the #33 Van Diemen/Location Pelletier/Relais Pneu-Mécanique Sherbrooke/Key Motorsport has had an extremely impressive season so far, winning one race and a perfect record of 6 top-ten finishes in six rounds with astounding maturity and coolness.
Comeau is also very excited about the St-Eustache event, his Van Diemen handled beautifully on the short, twisty road course when the series visited the track this past August. "I am really looking forward to the St. Eustache event," said Comeau. "It is the home track for Key Motorsport. The points are still very close and I need to have a good qualifying effort, backed up by a clean, smart race. The whole Key Motorsport crew has worked really hard this year and I think our chances to win the race and win the championship are strong."
In the Touring class, Jacques Gravel will be driving a BMW 328i E36 sponsored by Hankook/Canada Tire. Currently 3rd, Jacques Gravel has demonstrated high levels of consistency and talent in his driving throughout the whole season. Hopefully, Jacques will be rewarded with a podium-finish if not his second-straight win.
"I am very excited about the final race of the season. I am currently third in the championship and have no chance to reach the second spot. However, I am going to fight hard to keep this position," said Gravel. "The competition this year has been really impressive and the last race will be very challenging. The Key Motorsport team has given me a fantastic car this season and we are going to go to St-Eustache fully prepared."
The very talented Hughes Guénette will be driving a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon (sponsored by Hyundai Canada).
"Anything can happen during these races. There are many drivers who will badly want to win that race. I foresee some very hard driving out there," Said Guénette.
Sylvain Laporte, will be driving the third car, a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon - prepared by Key Motorsport and sponsored by Sikkens.
The races will be televised on RDS on later this fall.
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About Key Motorsport: Key Motorsport approaches racing in a unique way. One of the largest professional race teams of its kind, Key Motorsport, features a stable of more than eight cars that compete throughout North America and participate in international events such as the Montreal Formula One Grand-Prix, the Toronto Molson Indy and the Grand-Prix of Trois-Rivieres. Key Motorsport offers an array of open wheel cars in both Formula Ford 1600 and Formula Ford 2000, and prepares numerous touring racing cars.