Watkins Glen, New York, August 25, 2000 -- Using NewTech's revolutionary full contact brake system, driver Richard Spenard -- of Blainville-based NewTech Motorsports -- drove the team's Porsche 993 to pole position during today's qualifications for the 9th race in the Motorola Cup 2000 season in Watkins Glen, New York, tomorrow afternoon. It is the first time the NewTech brakes have been tested in a real-world racing environment and, according to initial results, they passed with flying colours.
"Its been an excellent qualification and I am very very pleased," said the team's head driver Richard Spenard."I wasn't convinced we would get the pole. We had very little time on the track and it is our first competitive experience with the NewTech full contact brakes. We finished installing them Wednesday at midnight, then we drove the car here so we were not totally sure what to expect, especially since this is an super-fast circuit with sharp turns, very demanding for the brakes. Well, they performed at least as well as the racing brakes we were using previously -- which are considered the best in the world. We are already the fastest team in this series so we're definitely aiming for first place tomorrow."
NewTech Motorsports, which entered the series in mid-season, has become a favorite, winning five podiums during the past six races.
Based in Blainville, Quebec, NewTech Group International (the team's principal sponsor) is a research and development firm currently developing a revolutionary full contact brake system which has stirred significant interest from the major automotive manufacturers and racing teams world-wide.